Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 3, 2013, 10:36am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth has been assigned to preside over a lawsuit against Jason Plummer and a political fundraiser who claims Plummer failed to pay her more than $50,000 for her work on his U.S. Congressional campaign last year.

Franny Decker doing business as Decker Consulting Services in Washington, D.C. filed the complaint June 17 and claims she began managing fundraising activities for political action committees for Plummer. In return, she says Plummer promised to pay her a monthly retainer, plus a commission on all PAC funds his campaign received.

“Plaintiff was an effective fundraiser for defendants and greatly exceeded the stated financial goal to be raised from PACs,” the suit states.

Decker alleges Plummer did not reimburse her for her work.

“At the time of this complaint, the outstanding amount owed by defendants to plaintiff totals in excess of $50,000 but not in excess of $75,000,” the suit states.

Decker claims in her complaint that she has repeatedly asked for her compensation, but Plummer has failed to reimburse her.

Kent Gray of Springfield is representing Decker.

Democrat William Enyart of Belleville defeated Plummer, a Republican, in the 12th Congressional last year race by a 9 point margin.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 13-L-1018

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