I was extremely disappointed when the Tri-City Herald did not endorse Commissioner Brad Peck ( “Vote Beaton for Franklin commissioner,” TCH, Sept. 18).
Although the other candidate may also be an honorable man, he lacks the experience that Brad has acquired over the years. Commissioner Peck has applied his wisdom and good judgment in several instances that I can recall, and rather than blaming him for lack of cooperation we should instead applaud his wisdom and foresight.
For instance, he was the lone voice of wisdom when the commissioners voted to fire the director of human services. Rather than join in on this public spectacle, he foresaw some future complications and cast the dissenting vote, and as predicted the county now faces an expensive lawsuit (at the expense of the taxpayers I might add) by the plaintiff.
This is just one example of the thoughtful deliberation that Brad offers the group. It seems to me that rather than changing out commissioners, we voters should expect a change in attitude and style of the public officials that we already have.
Anna Bopp, Richland