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Former Flint Township Clerk Pleads on Misconduct Charge

LANSING – Kathy Funk, 59, Flint Township, pled no contest to one count of Misconduct in Office, a 5-year felony, in Genesee County’s 7th Judicial Circuit Court, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.

Funk was previously charged with Ballot Tampering and Misconduct in Office for her actions during the August 2020 primary where she served as Flint Township Clerk. The parties stipulated that Funk purposely broke a seal on a ballot container so that the votes inside, under Michigan Election Law, could not be counted in an anticipated recount. Funk was running for re-election, and narrowly prevailed in the unofficial count.  In 2021, Funk left her position with Flint Township to become the Genesee County elections supervisor.

“Election officials must uphold the integrity of their position and ensure every vote is accurately counted,” said Nessel. “Those who abuse that commitment undermine the very foundation of our democracy and will be held accountable."

Sentencing has been scheduled for March 20, 2023 before Judge Mark Latchana.

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