Wilcox’s Mr. X unveiled
August 5, 2009
By KAREN VELIE
The much-anticipated County investigative report reveals Gail Wilcox was terminated due to an affair with the married Executive Director of the Deputy Deputy’s association Tony Perry.
The brief relationship coincided with the early 2009 negotiations between the County and the association. Perry negotiated for the association while Wilcox acted as chief labor negotiator for the county.
In mid-April, county workers informed Edge that Wilcox had been “putting on the beauty” while dancing with Sheriff Hedges. Edge assumed Wilcox got dressed up because (redacted name) would be there, and worried that Wilcox was acting overly promiscuous, the report says.
“He mulled over who Wilcox could be having a relationship with that she couldn’t tell Jim about. He wondered if she was having a sexual relationship with a County employee that directly affected her work somehow.”
According to the report, Edge began asking Wilcox if she was dating a County employee. In turn, Wilcox asked County Supervisor Katcho Achadjian to check out Edge and “make sure everything was okay.” Achadjian then informed Wilcox that “Edge was fine.”
The report mentions numerous names of County employees who could be Wilcox’s mystery man, including Jeff Hamm and Paavo Ogren. Three additional names of potential ex’s have been redacted.
The investigation unveiled that Edge and Wilcox routinely discussed intimate matters in the workplace. It also reports that Edge’s sexual discussions were not unwelcome.
“From the point of view of an outsider, the frequency, duration, and explicit detail of the explicit detail of this aspect of the ongoing dialog between Edge and Wilcox is appalling,” according to investigator Sarah Robertson’s conclusion.
In addition, Robertson concluded that it was offensive to others that heard the dialog.
Keep checking in to CalCoastNews for additional information as we pore over the documents.