Fire chief’s bid for city council challenges the Hatch Act

Posted at 7:01 AM, Mar 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-22 16:33:04-04

Another complaint has been filed under the “Hatch Act” and tax payers could pay the price.

Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen could cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs as he defends his candidacy for Salt Lake County District Two.

The Hatch Act says you can’t run for public office while overseeing an agency that gets federal funds.

In December, the Federal Merit Systems Protection Board decided Ogden Police Chief Jon Greiner could not be police chief because he violated the Hatch Act.

Greiner was also a state Senator.