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Missouri alderwoman quits over mayor’s backing of K.C. gunman

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April 21, 2014 | 10:43 am

<em>Marionville, MO, Mayor Dan Clevenger (Screen capture/ KSPR)</em>

Marionville, MO, Mayor Dan Clevenger (Screen capture/ KSPR)

An alderwoman in Marionville, Mo., has resigned over comments by the town’s new mayor in support of suspected Kansas City Jewish center gunman Frazier Glenn Miller.

Jessica Wilson, an alderwoman for the past year, resigned last week shortly after Mayor Daniel Clevenger offered his endorsement of Miller, a white supremacist who lived in Marionville, during an interview with KSPR News.

Wilson said as Clevenger’s comments led to divisiveness in the community and calls for the mayor’s impeachment, she decided to offer her resignation, she told the local media.

Miller, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Cross, has been charged in the fatal April 13 shootings of a man and his 14-year-old grandson outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., and a woman outside the nearby Village Shalom retirement community.

Clevenger, who was elected earlier this month, said he “kind of agreed with him [Miller] on some things, but I don’t like to express that too much.” Several years earlier he had offered a more robust endorsement of Miller in a letter sent to a local newspaper.

“I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings,” Clevenger wrote to the the Aurora Advertiser. “The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State’s workforce.” Clevenger also spoke of the “Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the United States into the world’s largest debtor nation,” KSPR News reported.

A special Board of Aldermen meeting will be held Monday to accept Wilson’s resignation and fill the alderman’s seat vacated by Clevenger. A second meeting scheduled for Monday will discuss a request by two board members for the board to draft a response to Clevenger’s comments about Miller.

City Attorney Paul Link also resigned on Friday over the mayor’s comments, according to the ABC affiliate KSPR.

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