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The Dennis Smith “Affair”

State health secretary resigns after legal motions filed by accused murderer claiming his wife had affair with Smith.

By - Feb 22nd, 2013 01:02 pm
Lit Match

Lit Match. Photo by John Liu.

Dennis Smith has resigned as Gov. Scott Walker’s health secretary shortly after more legal motions were filed in the case of Andew D. Spear, who is charged with the attempted murder of his wife Mary Spear, and who claimed she was having an affair with her old friend Dennis Smith.

Smith was appointed secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Jan 3, 2011, and was instrumental in Walker’s efforts to oppose Obamacare.

Smith hired Mary Spear as his department’s chief legal counsel in January 2012 and has known her since they were in grade school in a small town in rural Illinois.

The details of the case were reported in my column back in September and you’ll find copies of the depositions below:


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One thought on “Back in the News: The Dennis Smith “Affair””

  1. Howard Davis says:

    Take the time to read the links they tell the whole story. Coincidental that he left his position after these motions were presented, I think not. I hope he has pulled his pants up as he is running out of Wisconsin.

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