Fulton County commissioner pushes back on lawmaker’s lawsuit

(The Center Square) — A Fulton County commissioner targeted by a state lawmaker’s lawsuit said the action “is a baseless waste of time and resources” and called the filing “frivolous.”

Rep. Mesha Mainor, R-Atlanta, is suing top Fulton County officials, including the district attorney prosecuting former President Donald Trump, saying they conspired to help a former campaign worker who stalked the state lawmaker.

In a statement to The Center Square, Fulton County Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington Jr. said the filing is “the latest in a string of desperate efforts made by this individual in an attempt to extract public funds for personal gain.”

Mainor filed her lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court, naming the county, the county’s ethics board, Arrington and District Attorney Fani Willis. Mainor named Arrington and Willis both individually and in their professional capacities.

“Ms. Mainor’s previous claims before the State Bar of Georgia and federal court have all been dismissed as frivolous and unsubstantiated,” Arrington said. “The Fulton County board of Ethics determined that she presented insufficient evidence and found no probable cause to proceed with her claim on March 16, 2021.

“I can only conclude that this matter is now gaining attention – on its fourth and hopefully final attempt – because Ms. Mainor has once again invoked the name of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis,” the commissioner added.

The commissioner said another attorney started representing the campaign worker “as early as” Dec. 2, 2020, and was not involved in “negotiations for the resolution of his case in 2021.” Arrington accused the state lawmaker of changing her claim and that she had previously accused the commissioner of colluding with former District Attorney Paul Howard.

“I look forward to Ms. Mainor’s most recent suit meeting the same swift dismissal as her previous efforts so we may all return our attention to more important matters,” Arrington said. “I hope she gets the help that she obviously and desperately needs.”