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Opinion Letters Another example of Macon County politics

I thought I had seen most sides to politics but what just happened in Macon County outdid it all for me.

The job of Veterans Counselor became available in the Macon County office. Applications were accepted by the county manager but I have watched and read every issue of The Franklin Press and still haven’t seen the ad yet. But that’s not it, a person was picked by the county manager and what I have been told, one commissioner sitting on a committee. The person picked held the job many years ago, resigned and had not served for ten years. This hurt the veterans because the rules have changed some in ten years. More than likely this person will need a good couple of years to come to understand the present rules. It’s bad enough the vets must wait for the federal governement to decide on his disability claims.

Now, here is why I ask the county manager and the county commissioner to explain why they passed over another applicant who is now a veterans counselor in a nearby city with over 15 years experience on the job and who is a disabled veteran who put more than 20 years service for her country and by the way has a Masters degree in Social Studies and lives in Otto, Macon County. With all that credibility she got passed over. We need to know why.

Oh well, welcome to Macon County. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. I do wish to say to this person I wish you much success, we veterans need that.

William Trapani
Macon County Veterans Political Action Committee

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