Embattled Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has never, to my knowledge, denied that he knows and/or talks to his alleged county-funded mistress. Good thing too, because just-released phone records confirm it.
Phone bills for Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon appear to document lengthy conversations earlier this year with the female county employee who claims she accompanied him on county trips as part of a long-running affair.
News of Reardon's supposed affair first surfaced last month when Seattle Weekly identified Tamara Dutton, a employee at Snohomish County Human Services Department, who had claimed to have had a 13-year affair with the married politician.
More importantly, she claimed that Reardon took her on several county-funded trips.
The phone records released this week show that the two spoke by phone and text on at least four occasions.
Dutton claims that she spoke with Reardon many more times than that, however, but she always used a blocked number.
Indeed phone records show that Reardon received more than 100 blocked calls this year, though telling whether it was Dutton calling is impossible.
For his part Reardon is no where to be found, he no longer responds to media requests and it's unclear just what he's doing for the constituents of Snohomish County who just reelected him.
Meanwhile, the Washington State Patrol investigation into whether Reardon's affair has come at the expense of county taxpayers continues.