Covington Commissioner's Case to Be Decided by Attorney General

Whether Covington City Commissioner Michelle Williams is to be removed from office for a past criminal record will be decided by the Kentucky Attorney General, a spokesperson at the AG's office confirmed to The River City News on Monday afternoon.

While Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson issued an opinon on the matter last Friday arguing that Williams' seat should be vacated immediately, the Attorney General's Office said that that opinion is not binding and while it will be reviewed by the AG, it will ultimately not play a role in the decision.

Spokesperson Allison Martin told The River City News on Monday morning that the Attorney General's Office would not be involved in the case but by Monday afternoon had determined that it would be.

Attorney General Jack Conway's office has not yet received Edmondson's opinion, Martin said, also reiterating that this is not an investigation but rather a review.

Martin also said that if the Attorney General's Office determines that Williams' seat on the city commission is to vacated, Williams would have the option to appeal to the Kenton County Circuit Court.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Covington City Commissioner Michelle Williams/RCN file