Beaufort County Commissioners Pick a Chairman and Vice Chairman | Beaufort County Now | Against the backdrop of an advertised Republican Caucus that was greatly contended by the county manager and the county attorney at the behest of 4 commissioners polled, the Beaufort County elected a so-called "Republican" as chairman and a Democratic Socialist as vice-chairman. | Beaufort County, Republican Caucus, nominal Republican
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Rather than meet in caucus to discuss Republican business - the election of a chairman and vice chairman is, of course, is typical partisan business, the two "Republicans": Frankie Waters and John Rebholz, who chose not to caucus, as advertised, with the Republican majority: Commissioners Hood Richardson, R, Stan Deatherage, R, and Commissioner-elect Randy Walker, R, instead chose to caucus with the Democratic Socialist commissioners: Jerry Langley and Ed Booth to share power; with the county manager and the county attorney, albeit possibly unintended, providing specious cover to do so.
The affirmitive selection of a pre-determined Democratic Socialist /nominal Republican collaborative hybrid of chairman and vice chairman is shown here in video: Below.
As planned by the advertised Republican caucus, representing the Republican Party: Randy Walker nominated Stan Deatherage for chairman, and then Stan Deatherage did nominate Randy Walker for vice chairman. Both votes lost the day 3 to 4. When Commissioner Deatherage made the nomination of Commissioner Walker, he stated: 'I nominate Randy Walker, as he was selected by the Republican Caucus, that also, by that same Republican Caucus, did select Stan Deatherage to stand for chairman.'
It does not take a strong imagination to question to what extent deals within the nominal Republican /Democratic Socialist cooalition may have been struck to keep this unholy alliance vital and rewarding to all players ... all at the public's expense.
This resolution to request the NC General Assembly to begin the process of a NC Constitutional Referendum to develop the ability to recall themselves back into session by a simple majority vote seemed like a good idea at the time, but failed on a 3 to 3 split vote.
Please see pages 3 & 4 of today's update for an announcement of additional vaccine opportunities for next week (1/20 - 1/22) and information on how COVID vaccine supplies and allocations impact on Beaufort County.