Reduce our voice

To the Editor:

I’m voting “no” on the county executive referendum. Having 24 elected County Board members of equal voting stature (including the chairman) is a far better example of representative government than having fewer County Board members who are functionally subservient to one county executive.

As a trial lawyer, I know from experience that getting 12 people on a jury to agree on a proposition is a challenge. Getting a majority of a 24-member County Board to support a proposition is equally challenging. That’s how representative government works. Diversity of thought and the free exchange of opinion drive a democracy. 

The proposed county executive referendum would reduce our voice in government. 

The County Board form of government, with a chairman selected by our elected representatives, is more beneficial. The board employs a county administrator and staff to assist with the business of county government; the county administrator serves at the will of the board.

Vote against the county executive referendum!

Jim Harrison

Johnsburg

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