Political games on the Winona County Board


From: Doug Nopar

I’m getting tired with the political games being played by Winona County Commissioners Steve Jacob and Marcia Ward. Once again, they’re abusing their power in the appointment process of citizen committees. This time, when some of their favored appointees failed to submit applications for re-appointment by the posted December 28 deadline, Jacob and Ward say the equivalent of “Oops, they just forgot. I’m sure they still want to serve. Let’s extend the deadline.”

That’s not really fair to the many candidates who did adhere to the deadline, including some filing for re-appointment. That’s not the way to run fair and open government either. And what kind of precedent does that set for Winona County Board committee application deadlines in the future?


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