On May 9th,the La Crosse County Board held an executive board committee meeting where La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley was given a chance to explain his involvement in campaigning in support of the city administrator referendum for the city of La Crosse. At the meeting Mr. O'Malley flatly denied using any support staff. In the video below Mr. O'Malley say around the 2:50 mark that he "at no time used support staff" to help with his involvement of the "Administrator Yes" campaign. He also denied using the help of his support staff in his letter to the La Crosse County Ethics Board available here on page two.
LaCrosseWatchDog has uncovered at least two different emails where La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley instructs others involved in the Administrator Yes PAC to leave materials with his Assistant Terri Pavilic. The first email dated (3/25/12 8:07PM) he instructs Administrator Yes treasurer Dave Morrison to leave "stamps and any other material with my Assistant Terri Pavlic during the day." In another email dated (3/26/12 12:01am) to city council member Chris Olson, Mr. O'Malley instructs him to "Please leave anything you'd like about the radio & newspaper ads with my Administrative Assistant Terri Pavlic." Then towards the bottom of the email Mr. O'Malley says that his assistant should be able to make the county speaker phone system work in order to conduct a meeting by phone.
At least three separate times Mr. O'Malley used help of his administrative staff to assist him on his work for the "Administrator Yes" campaign. Emails below. Link 1 Link 2