Commissioner Makes Kiss Comment To Females

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Cabell County Commissioner Bob Bailey says he regrets telling two female commissioners that they ought to kiss each other.

Bailey made the comment to commissioners Nancy Cartmill and Anne Yon during an Aug. 8 commission meeting after accusing them of conspiring on votes prior to meetings. He is a Democrat and they are both Republicans.

He told The Herald-Dispatch that the comment wasn't intended as sexist. He says he is frustrated because he believes Cartmill and Yon don't put enough effort into their jobs as commissioners because they both have full-time jobs.

Cartmill says she believes the comment, along with others made by Bailey, were sexist and demeaning to women. Yon said the comment was inappropriate.

But they say they likely won't file a formal complaint.