A former city worker is alleging in a new lawsuit that St. Louis Treasurer (and mayoral hopeful) Tishaura Jones fired him in April as political payback for challenging her preferred candidate for 26th Ward Democratic Committeeman.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in St. Louis City Circuit Court by Donald Gage, claims that Jones retaliated against Gage, who was working in the office's fleet division, after he filed as a candidate for 26th committeeman on March 29.Three days after Gage filed for candidacy, the suit alleges, the office's director of human resources called Gage before the end of a Friday shift. Gage was allegedly told to go home and not come back. According to the lawsuit, another week passed before he received a letter in the mail, "informing him his position was eliminated."
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