Sexual Harassment Scandal Rocks Contra Costa County Assessor's Office

A recent investigation has concluded that Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer likely sexually harassed two female subordinates, according to county records obtained by Bay Area News Group.

The incidents, outlined in detail here, occurred between 2008 and 2015. It is not clear whether Kramer has ever been disciplined.

This is not the first time the county has had to respond to charges against Kramer. In 2009, the county paid a $1 million settlement involving an employee of the assessor’s office who accused the longtime assessor of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and retaliation.

Kramer has served as county assessor since 1994. He was re-elected to another term this June before the latest investigation could commence.


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