Elect Experienced Diane Hermann-Brown For Dane County Clerk–Help Remove Political Stench From Race
The political punches that have been thrown over the past weeks in the race for Dane County Clerk is quite telling. Not so much for the office that several people are clamoring for, but instead about the candidates who are beating each other up for the job.
No one should be pleased with the lack of actual experience that three of the four candidates offer the voters in the primary on Tuesday, August 14th. Diane Hermann-Brown is the only candidate who comes with the skill-set and experiences that Dane County needs for this job.
It seems to me that some voters are able to willfully overlook the skill-set needed for the job. That reasoning is just not acceptable given the office carries much weight, and has a most profound role to play in our democracy.
Second best is not good enough for the job of Dane County Clerk!
No matter how one slices or dices the career of Michael Quieto he still is an administrative support clerk in Dane County. He is a really nice guy, and has a great smile. But there needs to be a heavier amount of gravitas for the job of county clerk.
Meanwhile Scott McDonell seems to be running for any job he can find. Failing at the Dane County Executive election (to be up front with readers I endorsed his candidacy until Joe Parisi entered the race) it now seems McDonell is willing to settle for the county clerk job. That McDonell has no clerking experience seems not to trouble him, but it does leave voters wondering how he plans to hit the road running.
What troubles me greatly is how McDonell made sure the current clerk, Karen Peters, would not seek election to the job she has held following the resignation of Bob Ohlsen. There are just some political maneuvers that are unseemly, and need to be roadblocks to future elections. No one should have ever insisted that Peters not be allowed to run for office.
Meanwhile former Madison Ald. Santiago Rosas may be great at business, but again he has no experience at the job of being a county clerk, and needs to be dismissed from consideration.
So where does that leave the voters of Dane County?
I would argue at the top of the pile with the candidacy of Diane Hermann-Brown, the Sun Prairie City Clerk.
Over and over I have stated on this blog that anyone running for office should have a series of experiences, foundations, and skills already in place in order to be credible at the elected office they are seeking.
Diane Hermann-Brown comes with the skill-set and experiences that Dane County needs. Everyone who follows the news knows why we need a strong competent hand at the controls in the clerk’s office.
Not only does Hermann-Brown have actual in-office experience but she also is praised for her extensive experience with the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association. She knows and works with other clerks around Dane County, and is respected.
If you are as tired as I am with the political chicanery from McDonell, and the lack of experience offered by Quieto and Rosas then turn to Diane Hermann-Brown.
Taxpayers and voters will be pleased with Hermann-Brown as Dane County Clerk.