98th Assembly Seat Candidate Claims Discrimination in Lt. Governor's Office

Jeanne Tarantino, former aide to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, said in a deposition that she was transfered from her state job because of her gender and age.

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, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Jeanne Tarantino — who is a candidate for the 98th Assembly District special election — said this while being questioned in December as part of legal dispute with her ex-husband.

When asked why she was terminated from the lieutenant governor's office, Tarantino said it was because she was an older woman and they wanted a younger man in the position.

Kleefisch and Gov. Scott Walker’s office has denied the accusation from Tarantino that she was discriminated when she was transferred out of her $69,900 salary job in the lieutenant governor’s office, reported the Journal Sentinel.

Tarantino was transferred to the Department of Workforce Development as a project leader in the state. She later left that job to run for an Assembly District seat, which represents parts of Waukesha and Sussex, against four other candidates.

Kleefisch has endorsed Tarantino in her Assembly race.

In the deposition, Tarantino also said she felt the discrimination continued onto her second job, the Journal Sentinel reported. A spokesperson for Walker’s office said Kleefisch’s office handles their own staffing.

When asked why she did not file a discrimination complaint after being transferred, the Journal Sentinel reported that Tarantino said in the deposition, "Because I'll never work in Wisconsin again."

ImConservative January 31, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Keith, that is like saying a busboy is qualified to be a chef, just because he worked at a restaurant. I am glad you appreciate it now stop twisting the story to fit your motives. Did you personally read the documents? Oh, I guess since you weren't the leak, you must not have. Knowing that, then you don't know anything other than what your buddy Belling has been saying. That is one sick puppy! Please point specifically to where Tarantino accused KLEEFISCH of firing her. She didn't. Yes, know know what I am implying. Funny how Kleefisch STILL endorses her. That must really peeve you to no end.
ImConservative January 31, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Adam is honest? With friends like all of you? Birds of a feather flock together. And people have been taking notice. Bad strategy.
Steve Edlund January 31, 2013 at 11:21 PM
@Keith Best wrote, "What's your point? " I've made my point Keith. And so did Chris B. In case you missed it, President Ronald Reagan is rolling over in his grave over the laughter of Democrats reading and listening to the Eleventh Commandment being trashed in the lowest possible way. No need to answer my question as to whether you posted on No Quarter. Thanks, Keith.
ImConservative February 01, 2013 at 01:42 AM
Belling sinks to a new low. The obviously obsessed perv mocks Kleefisch and Tarantino, then calls Kleefisch a b!tch on the air and calls Tarantino an old hag. Way to keep it classy WISN.
sloowhand February 15, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Confused - if ImConservative has serious disagreements with Bellings's opinions and finds his voice to be 'Barbara Walters-esque', wouldn't he be better off spending the time spent listening here instead to defend Ms. Tarantino? If you don't like the radio or the TV, they both have tuners to change and off switches. Otherwise, your complaining - sorry, voicing your opinion, about Belling makes you just like him on the other side of the coin. Are you interested in more heat or light?


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