State Rep. Mark Buesgens, the Jordan legislator who was arrested on a drunken-driving allegation over the weekend, is set to lose his home.
State Rep. Mark Buesgens, the Scott County legislator arrested for alleged drunken driving over the weekend, has also been facing foreclosure proceedings.
His five-bedroom house on the edge of the Ridges at Sand Creek golf course was scheduled to sold by the Sheriff's Office on Oct. 14, according to a public notice last week in the Jordan Independent newspaper.
But that sale had been canceled, officials told the Associated Press.
When told of the proceedings' at least temporary halt Buesgens told the AP: "That's the best news I've had in at least 96 hours."
A notice published last week in the Jordan Independent said there was $717,289 due on the mortgage, which had an original principal amount of $644,000 in June 2004. Tax records show the 2,345-square-foot home and 1,000-square-foot garage were valued at $542,200. The Buesgens family bought the land in 2001 for $99,000.
State Republican party officials said Wednesday that Buesgens resigned as a GOP consultant in the wake of his arrest -- a job he started 10 days ago, right after he left the campaign of GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. Buesgens had held several positions in Emmer's campaign, including campaign manager, chairman and most recently, consultant.
Buesgens, 49, told the AP he left the party job because he needed "to focus on my family, my job in Scott County and also, frankly, getting things back right."