The chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa is calling for the resignation of a state legislator — a Democrat accused of fudging his address and getting reduced school tuition rates for his children.
A special investigation by the state auditor concluded State Representative Kerry Burt, a Democrat from Waterloo, misstated his home address and saved $37,000 in tuition and fee for his children to attend the Price Lab School at the University of Northern Iowa.
Matt Strawn, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, says Burt has shown a "lack of respect for the law" and should immediately resign from the legislature. Strawn says Burt should repay the $37,000, too.
A spokesman for the Iowa Democratic Party says they have no statement to make on the matter.
Burt was accused of drunken driving earlier this year; a trial on those charges is scheduled to start in about a month.
The Price Lab School’s former director, Dave Smith, also misstated his home address and the auditor says Smith saved almost 15-thousand dollars in tuition as a result. Smith recently left the Price Lab School. He’s now the superintendent in Spririt Lake.