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Let's get rid of partisanship in county politics


During 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton's interview on Dave Congalton Hometown Radio (Jan. 2, 2018) she was asked whether there would be any change in the tenor on the Board of Supervisors if she is re-elected. Ms. Compton readily admitted that wouldn't change.

Furthermore, she refused to accept any responsibility in the board's dysfunction when she innocently begged listeners to " ... point out what I'm doing that is so egregious." Is she clueless that the her lockstep consistent 3-2 voting with 1st District Supervisor John Peschong and 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold on almost every vote is egregious?

When further asked whether that pattern would continue, Ms. Compton cavalierly replied "I don't know. I vote the way I feel I should vote." She fails to reassure any of us that her decisions will ever be based on fairness and fact rather than her political ideology.

Clearly, she has forgotten the mandate in her job description that says she will serve the needs of the community, not her party. On the contrary, she actually stated, "This is a democracy, majority rules, and it's too bad if you don't like it." And that's the epitome of partisan politics. Nothing will change if she is re-elected. We need to get partisan politics out of our Board of Supervisors.

Ronda McKible


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