Thursday, July 22, 2010
Gupton is Out - But are the HO HO's?
I wonder if the local Republicans have a candidate to replace Gupton or if they are going to be willing to let the Democrat primary winner, Sandy Brown, just slid into the position unchallenged? Apparently the local Democrats agreed that chaos, disorder, and unprofessional procedures have been the order of business for some length of time at the Treasurer’s office as they voted to replace the Democrat party leader’s favorite Carrie Dickson with in-house challenger Sandy Brown. Has anyone one heard of any potential challengers for this position? The Hill County Republican chairman, Andrew Brekke was quoted in today’s timely HDN article that the Hill County GOP is “interviewing” potential candidates to replace Gupton.
I would think they would have a few people looking at this position as it pays around $40,000 a year and comes with a fantastic county benefit plan. Does anyone think a semi-retired but rather tired old blogger should take a look at this job? While I am conservative and mostly vote for conservative Republicans I would hate to have to file with the label “Republican” as I truly do consider myself an Independent and think that all city and county positions should be non-partisan. What to do? What to do?
While I was at least glad to see that the incumbent got beat in the primary I wonder if a new treasurer that was trained in the same office and that is friends with the current staff could really make any substantial changes to the mode of operation currently in place. Even trying to change the lunch counter mentality of this office would be difficult when you’re taking on your friends and fellow workers that were allowed to leave junk food laying around their desks if you were part of that “original” team don’t you think?
I guess we will see soon as the Republicans only have a few weeks to round up a credible candidate.