Thanks for the transparency

NLJ Staff


he News Letter Journal would like to commend the Weston County Republican Party for their due diligence in making sure that the selection of the new county attorney was as transparent as possible. 

Chairman Kari Drost advertised the
meetings in our paper as well as on the radio stations as soon as she was aware of the
resignation. She also made sure it was known that the public was more than welcome to attend the meeting, not just republicans. 

In a situation surrounding the representation and prosecution of Weston County it is cruicial that the public have access to as much
information as possible on the potential
candidates. Inviting them to attend the meeting was an applauded effort by the Republican Party to aid the public in becoming involved in
the process. 

While the Weston County Republican Party Central Committee is ultimately responsible for voting on the candidates interested in the position, choosing three to send forward to the Board of Weston County Commissioners, the public was able to ask questions and listen to
the interview. 

Despite only one name being submitted for consideration, Weston County Commission Chairman Marty Ertman applauded the Republican Party for their due diligence in soliciting as many names as possible. While Commissioner Tony Barton was concerned with there only being one name for consideration, because of the statute, he did note that Weston County is in a unique situation with a
small population.


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