ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – In the race for St. Louis Mayor, the wife of the man challenging Mayor Slay says the mayor’s office slashed her hours at work, as a part-time municipal court judge.
Judge Mary Entrup, the wife of Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, says she was working 12 to 15 hours a week as a housing court judge, issuing fines that brought in money to the city coffers. But when her husband’s plans to run for mayor became well know, she says the mayor’s office ordered her hours cut to just about four a week.
“They said we’re cutting all this because we need to save money, we’re broke. However what I was doing was generating a substantial amount of money for the city.”
Entrup says she feels if her husband was not running for mayor then she’d still be working for the city of St. Louis.
Judge Entrup resigned earlier this month. Mayor Francis Slay’s Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford says her resignation is a political stunt to try to distance her husband from the mayor.
Rainford says all city departments were facing drastic cutbacks because of pension costs and what happened to Entrup was not political.