MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A Marion County sheriff's candidate is under fire for an extramarital affair. He's accused of repeatedly meeting with his mistress while on the job.
Kuhn admitted to the affair that ended almost two years ago.
The complaint says their encounters happened during work hours and even in his office.
WFTV's Melonie Holt spoke to Kuhn's wife, Tajai Kuhn, on Wednesday. She was hesitant to talk about the allegations.
But she wanted to make it clear that she supports both her husband and his run for sheriff.
Now, the Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation parallel to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement review which was launched to determine whether any laws were violated.
"We were at a place in our marriage, it was hard. But we decided to fight," said Tajai Kuhn. "I can honestly say that we are stronger than we've ever been in our 23 years of marriage."
Tajai Kuhn wouldn't hazard a guess as to the timing of the complaint, but her husband is the Republican nominee for sheriff.
His closest competition is Constitution Party candidate Bernie Decastro.
The Kuhns have contacted an attorney.
The attorney who reportedly filed the complaint on behalf of Melissa Cook, Charles Hollman, did not return any of WFTV's calls for comment.
There are also reports that Dan Kuhn and Cook met while he was on duty and that over the weekend, there were trysts inside Kuhns' office.
Despite the controversy, Tajai Kuhn told WFTV she still supports her husband's candidacy for sheriff.
"Regardless of what happens, I know we're going to be
WFTV contacted Decastro about the sheriff's race. Decastro's made no secret of his own transformation. He spent some 19 years in prison on mostly drug-related crimes. He told WFTV he didn't want to pile on and does feel badly for Kuhn's family.