Supervisors Should Not be a Captive of the Staff
05/13/2012 2 Comments
I was in the military for 20 years and worked as military contractor for another 16 years, that gives me about 36 years of experience in dealing with military leaders. Some leaders were independent thinkers and other were nothing more that sock puppets of their staffs. Some military leaders started out as independent thinkers, but soon became lazy and let the staff do all the work. They became captive of the staff.
I think that after two terms as Supervisor one has a tendency to be come captured by the staff, especially a Supervisor with a strong military background. Military leaders rely of their staffs and it is easy to be captured and soon become nothing more than a sock puppet for what the staff thinks is right.
A strong leaders has to be constantly on guard to an independent thinker, taking staffs input and evaluating it, but making independent decisions on what is the best for the community, not necessarily the staff.
It has become clear to me it time for a change in District 1, time to get some fresh ideas in a leader that has not yet been captured by the County staff.
Therefore: I am endorsing Sue McGuire for District 1 Supervisor.
Please vote for Sue McGuire, it is time for some independent thnking at the Board of Supervisors.