Political scuttlebutt in the Jefferson County Office building is that the GOP is coming up empty trying to recruit a candidate for County Treasurer, meanwhile Treasurer Nancy Brown has yet to follow through on her plans to resign early so a successor can be put in by Governor Cuomo....
My guess is there is no successor put in early and that the normal election cycle prevails. Petition circulating begins in June. The GOP is said to have hoped a Brown staffer who is linked to a prominent Republican family would run....But that doesn't seem to be working.
It's a climate where someone with the political skills to run as a fiscal watchdog could win...The idea anyone is going to stand for election just to get an accounting job is a false premise. No one in that field would do that.....And few others are in a position to drop what career they have to pursue this.
The failure of Democrats to follow through on their planned succession is curious and may suggest the plans fell through.