98th Assembly Seat Candidate's Divorce File Sealed After Claiming Discrimination
The divorce file of Jeanne Tarantino, former aide to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, has been sealed after it was revealed that she claimed gender discrimination while working in Kleefisch's office.
State 98th Assembly District candidate Jeanne Tarantino's divorce file has been sealed by a Waukesha County Circuit Judge after it was revealed that she claimed discrimination while employed in the Lt. Governor office, reported Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s 2010 campaign manager said she was discriminated against and transferred last month from her state job because of her age and gender.
Tarantino said this while being questioned in December as part of legal dispute with her ex-husband.
Staffers from the Lt. Governor's office have denied the claim.
Tarantino will be running against four others for an open seat in the 98th Assembly District.
Carroll University will host a forum, sponsored by Patch, for the five Republican candidates in the special primary election for the 98th Assembly District seat on Feb. 11 at the Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies.