My next few blogs are going to be about my statement and possible interest in running for Grafton County Commissioner District #2 as an independent. Like I said at the onset it's my hope that a positive and proactive candidate emerges in the next 25 days and if they do not then I'm in. I also said that one, if not the moving reason for me to run for this office is that there are enough retired people in elected office.
Research I did only confirms what I'm believing...
Let's move on.
This is the is resume for appointed Commissioner Linda D. Lauer from the Grafton County website,
"Commissioner Lauer is a Navy veteran and was among the first female officers to serve on the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy. After leaving the Navy, she joined Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Systems in Orlando, Florida, where she directed multiple aerospace research and development projects and managed the plant’s Materials Evaluation Laboratories during her 26-year career. She has a bachelor’s Degree in education from Clarion State University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Duquesne University. She currently serves as the Emergency Management Director for the Town of Bath, is the Master of Pine Grove Grange #298 and serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Grange Foundation."
I'll post the mission statement in a later blog, clearly having a PhD in chemistry and serving in the defense-industrial complex for 26-years is for lack of better respectful words very notable and respect worthy.
This being said, I'm not sure how this experience translates into being an effective Grafton County Commissioner for District #2 especially when there were 13 other candidates in the applicant pool some of which had direct and working Grafton county experience, including a former director of the soil extension service.
Of course politics is involved here.