Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, the “MySpace Mayor”, in her 15 minutes of fame picture–which led to her recall by the citizens of Arlington, OR.

When you’re caught posing on the town’s firetruck in your underwear and you lose your job, there’s only one thing left to do in America: sue.

Carment Kontur-Gronquist, dubbed the “MySpace Mayor” from Arlington OR, when she posed in her underwear on the town’s firetruck for her MySpace page pictures is suing to get her old job back.

Kontur-Gronquist, turned out of office in a close recall election at the end of February, is alleging electoral irregularities that skewed the election results. In the courtroom, she’s likely to have all her clothes on. The former mayor of Arlington OR, filed a lawsuit in Gilliam County Circuit Court this past week alleging election fraud and mishandling of ballots in the February recall election that booted her out of office.

The suit seeks to the have the election overturned and herself reinstated as mayor. The suit makes no mention if the mayor will retain her rights to appear in bra and panties pics on the town’s firetruck.

Kontur-Gronquist, 42, got worldwide press this winter after some constituents complained about revealing photos the mayor posted on her MySpace page.

The shots show the mayor on a town fire engine clad only in bra and panties. Kontur-Gronquist said she had permission from the fire chief to use the engine and had intended to submit the photos in a contest about fitness.

She said a relative posted them on MySpace in hopes it would improve the social life of the fit, single mother.

The lingerie issue, along with gripes about sewers and the municipal golf course, led residents to recall Kontur-Gronquist by a 142-139 vote.

The lawsuit alleges the city recorder mishandled ballots and a postal worker kept mail ballots from several of the mayor’s supporters.

“There were a lot of loopholes that were brought to my attention after the election,” Kontur-Gronquist told The Oregonian newspaper. “I’d like to see this situation be looked into.”

In the long list of parties who allegedly caused her grief, the mayor’s suit left out one big one: the voters who turned her out.

For more on this story, “MySpace Mayor Kontur-Gronquist Files Suit to Get her Job Back” at

More on the MySpace Mayor at
* MySpace Mayor Poses in Underwear on Town Firetruck
* MySpace Mayor Quiet as Others Ride to Her Rescue
* MySpace Mayor: Loses Job After Losing All But her Underwear in Now-Famous Pix
* MySpace Mayor, Carmen Kontur-Gronquist Loses Her Job over Underwear Pix

by Mondoreb
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* MySpace Mayor Kontur-Gronquist Files Suit to Get her Job Back
Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at All DBKP stories are filed under Mondoreb at BNN.

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