Mary K. Shell

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #


1408857-000, DOJ-AP-2018-008545


Due July 16, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to or mentioning Mary Katherine Jaynes Shell, previously Mary Hosking, usually known as Mary K. Shell (February 9, 1927 – June 14, 2018), who was an American politician and the first woman to have served as mayor of Bakersfield, California (1981–1985) and only the second woman to have served on the Kern County Board of Supervisors (1985–1997). She was the widow of Joseph C. Shell, Sr. (1918–2008), a former Republican minority leader of the California State Assembly from Los Angeles, Richard M. Nixon's intraparty opponent for governor in 1962, and a lawmaker who fought to bring water to southern California in the 1960s.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

You can download the files at:

* [E01b495691bd840200acf8ef2d8433fff8cefaa93_Q36009_D2112079.pdf](

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You can renew the download files by logging into the efoia system and clicking
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This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-008545
* Request Tracking Number: 1408857
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 09/12/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI Appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: Muckrock Staff

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