Voters in Walworth don’t want to hear about making the Town Clerk position, one that can be appointed by Town Board members.
While it’s been a growing trend in the region, to move some elected positions to appointed, administrative roles, working to ensure that the right candidates are put in place — voters have had a hard time jumping on-board.
In Walworth, many felt that it became a witch hunt, which may have had an impact on the results.
Voters overwhelmingly voted to say ‘no’ to making the position appointed. In fact, while more than 1,200 said ‘no’ to making the position an appointed one, less than 200 said ‘yes’.
One resident, who reached out on the condition of anonymity said that it came down to two factors. “This entire situation has become petty. Even if wrong had been done, it doesn’t mean that the entire community should be punished.”
The resident said letting the process play out was important. He added that taxpayers don’t want to see power be given to a very small group of people. In this case, a Town Board, which has been split on how to handle this particular issue.
“Let the process play out and let us decide whether she should continue in her role,” the resident concluded.