--Last night I made phone calls for Jim Plunkett, who is running for Platte County Presiding Commissioner.
--During his eight years as a county commissioner, Jim led the charge to keep the county’s taxes low, helping to reduce the county levy by 75% over his tenure. During his eight years as the Second District Commissioner, Jim never once raised taxes.
--He has two opponents, Ronald Schieber and Russ Wojtkiewicz in the Republican Primary. There are no Democrats running, so whoever wins the primary will be the Presiding Commissioner.
--ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.)
--KC Star (Surprisingly, I agree with all their picks in this article. They seem to pick well during Republican primaries.)
--Platte County Senator Rob Schaaf
What does a Presiding Commissioner do?
--While I was making phonecalls someone asked me what a commissioner did. I realized I didn't really know, so I went to the Platte County website and found this:
Sets policy for and administers County government, including the budget.
Serves as final authority on all County regulations.
Oversees common road district #1, sewer districts, planning and zoning, emergency management, computer systems, maintenance, convention and tourism; all County buildings, property and equipment.
Appoints County residents to numerous boards and committees which
administer levy funds.
Represents the County on many boards throughout the metro area.
--I will be giving other recommendations in tomorrow's post, stay tuned!