I hope everyone is having a wonderful time during the Christmas holidays. The wife and I have all of our kids at home and are enjoying their visit.
I know Christmas time is not the best time to talk about the political world but this issue affects us all and since the Democrats tend to wait until the most inappropriate time to work the system, I felt I needed to get this out now. I promise this won’t take too long. I wanted to send everyone a short note to talk to you about the last 2010 Lame-Duck County Commissioner’s Meeting at 10:00 am on Monday December 27, 2010.
As many of you will remember, there was a great deal of irritation when Danica Lara did not take her name off the ballot for County Treasurer after being moved to the County Auditor position. She claimed she was unsure of what she was going to do and if she was even going to be re-appointed to the Auditor’s position. I think we all knew the answer to that question, now we’ll find out the truth.
According to the local media, Monday we will have this question answered as the Commissioner’s Court will accept Ms. Lara’s appointment to County Auditor and her resignation as Treasurer-Elect. The Commissioner’s Court will then have to appoint Lara’s replacement which appears to be Linda Acosta who was originally appointed to serve out the remainder of Ms. Lara’s original term.
I have received many phone calls, emails and texts about this in the last few days. I spoke with the Texas Secretary of State’s office and their attorney’s assured me that any appointment made by the Commissioner’s Court will only be good through the 2012 election. Whoever is appointed to the position of County Treasurer will have to run for the remainder of the four year term in 2012. And then they will have to run for re-election for a full four year term in 2014.
I am sending this email to let everyone know that we are monitoring this situation, but we need your help. Please spread the word to like-minded people so we can expose this bit of “good old boy” political mischievousness that is taking place in your County Commissioner’s Court. I ask everyone to take the time to contact your County Commissioner via the email or phone numbers listed below. Please call and send them the message that this sort of ethically-challenged politics is not needed, nor is it wanted here in Milam County.
The Commissioner can vote to do what is right and appoint Julie Biar who finished second in the balloting, or they continue to follow the path of good old boy politics. At the very least, this Lame-Duck Commissioner’s Court should leave the status quo, allowing Ms. Acosta to remain in office as interim County Treasurer until the next County Commissioner’s meeting when the new Court is in place. This would allow the new Commissioner’s Court to determine what the best course of action is and make an informed decision.
Please take a few seconds to let your County Commissioner know where you stand on this issue and that the days of one-party Democrat rule in Milam County are over. We must now let our voices be heard on this issue. I will include contact information for the Milam County Commissioners below.
Thanks to everyone for all their help and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.
Republican Party of Milam County
NOTE: This is the official contact information for these representatives. Please keep in mind all of them are listed in the phone book or on the internet. I will not provide their home numbers, but you can find them relatively easy.
Commissioner Precinct #1
Commissioner Precinct #2
No Email given
Commissioner Precinct #3
Office: 512-446-0001 or 512-446-2613
Commissioner Precinct #4
Burke Bauerschlag (out-going)
NOTE: Jeff Muegge will be replacing Mr.Bauerschlag January 1st.