Former Sen. John McGee resigned his position as marketing director at the West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell Friday, just days after he was charged with a misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace after police say he was sexually provocative with a female legislative staffer in February.
McGee has never been accused of similar conduct at his job at West Valley Medical Center, company officials said earlier this year.
Audrey Glasby, the public relations director for MountainStar Health Care, which owns West Valley, said Friday that company officials accepted McGees resignation after a productive and amicable discussion."
Our mutual aim is to allow him the time to focus on addressing his current circumstances, and to prevent further distractions from our core mission: providing great care to our patients and community, Glasby said in a statement to the Statesman. John has made significant contributions to our organization and community over the course of his tenure and will definitely be missed.
McGee is expected to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and probation violation during a sentencing hearing Aug. 21 before 4th District Magistrate Jim Cawthon.
Court records do not indicate if there is any deal between McGee and Ada County prosecutors on a sentence.
The charges against McGee stem from a sexual harassment complaint that cost McGee his Senate seat and his role in legislative leadership. McGee, 39, resigned from the state Senate Feb. 22. He was a four-term senator from Caldwell and, until his resignation, the No. 4 Republican in the Senate.
Cawthon issued an arrest warrant for McGee Tuesday. McGee turned himself in at the Ada County Jail around 6:30 p.m., posted a $1,000 bond for each charge and was released. According to the arrest warrant, McGee willfully and maliciously disturbed the peace or quiet of a person, by offensive conduct. Prosecutors say that McGee used profane and offensive language and/or offensive conduct in the presence of a state employee.
The disturbing-the-peace case has been combined with the probation-violation case, which stems from McGees DUI last year.
McGee pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI following a bizarre incident in which he got into someone elses SUV and crashed it.
McGee was placed on one year of unsupervised probation, which was set to be over July 1. The terms of that probation ordered McGee not to commit any other crimes.