Our View:Why are offices partisan?
June 6, 2018
One of the strangest things about county elections is the fact that all of the county’s elected positions are partisan.
For someone campaigning to be a county commissioner, this isn’t a problem. All you need to be a commissioner is a set of ideals you think will help the county and enough support from like-minded individuals to get elected. Experience isn’t necessary and sometimes, even frowned upon. Claiming a party affiliation makes sense here because belonging to a party says a lot about the candidate’s views on how the county should operate.
This view doesn’t apply to the oth...