A reliable source called today to say that newly minted SLC Clerk Gavin Regan wasted not time in sacking his political rival, acting clerk Mary Lou Rupp...
Regan took the oath today and Ms Rupp....a long time protege of former clerk and now Senator Patty Ritchie....is said to be gone from the office. Of course that is to be expected as the Clerk appoints the deputy.
Ms. Rupp will be running against Mr. Regan in the fall.
Regan is a financial planner from Potsdam.
My guess is he has a hard time in November as Mrs. Ritchie spent a lot of time last year promoting the job her office had done and that good press accrues to Ms. Rupp. Also most people don't understand that in appointed patronage jobs, you get canned when this happens....Ms. Rupp will get sympathy.
And I hate to say it, but many people think a clerk job is for women....That's old thinking, but its one of those conventional wisdoms that is in many psyches.