Commissioners reject Curry’s resignation; Dowd survives vote

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM.

Windes said “new faces, time and accountability … will make Okaloosa proud again.”

“So having said that, Mr. Dowd, do you have any interest in following Mr. Curry’s lead and stepping down?” Windes asked.

“No sir," Dowd answered.

He declined to comment further during the meeting.

Windes then pushed for the board to provide Dowd with his contract’s required 90-day notice of termination, but that proposal was voted down 3-2.

Windes and Commissioner Dave Parisot voted to fire Dowd. Harris, Commission Chairman Don Amunds and Commissioner Nathan Boyles were opposed.

Parisot said he supported firing Dowd for reasons unrelated to the TDC scandal. He said he’s had concerns about the quality of some of the legal work Dowd has provided the county, specifically contracts that have required major changes.

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