Former councilman voted out


A former Lebanon City Council member who was recently removed from a government position in Vandalia says that he was fired for standing up to government officials.
On March 1, the Vandalia Board of Aldermen voted to remove Chase Waggoner from his role as Vandalia city administrator. Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, Jr., declined to comment on the decision, and Waggoner said that he was not given a reason for his dismissal.
However, Waggoner told the Lebanon Daily Record he suspects that he lost his job because he didn’t allow the mayor and the Board of Aldermen to micromanage the city.
“It was far and away the most dysfunctional place I have ever worked, and quite honestly, I think that when they hired me — I was hired to be a city administrator, and I don’t think they wanted wanted a city administrator,” Waggoner stated. “I think the mayor and the Board of Aldermen wanted to micromanage the city operations, and they wanted to bring in somebody who they could kind of push around and who was going to be a scapegoat if something ended up going wrong.”
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