Letter to the Editor: The commissioners should pick Kay Robinson for clerk

Allen Bacher

“As You Like It,” a real life drama?

William Shakespeare once opined: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players …”  

In these interesting times of political posturing, it appears that the stage upon which the soap opera of Summit County plays out has a new storyline.

It would seem that the voters and elected officials of the county got taken by surprise upon the decision of the recently elected individual for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office position to take her talents elsewhere.

I noticed the ad posted by the Summit Board of County Commissioners for applications regarding the Summit County clerk and recorder position in the recent issue of Summit Daily News.

Some on the sidelines are hypothesizing that the dark horse may be an anointed/appointed person as a political patronage.

Seems to me that there is a clear and logical choice of a person already qualified and knowledgeable within the office — one who ran a campaign on her abilities, experience and merits. 

As such, selecting this proven and qualified “runner-up” would eliminate the natural turmoil of bringing in a political party place holder.

Perhaps it is time that the Summit Board of County Commissioners steps up, does the sensible thing and makes a decision that serves the best interests of citizens, staff and the greater good.

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