Lammes has the skills to be effective Murray highway superintendent
Definition of cronyism: The appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications.
If Ed Morgan was so worried about the right person getting into the highway superintendent position to replace him, maybe he should have attended the Town of Murray Republican Committee meeting to observe the interview, ask pertinent questions and cast a vote. Instead, in usual fashion, he sent his secretary to the meeting to place a vote for him. Since your good choice didn’t win the committee vote, you and your buddies have supported this individual to run against Dirk Lammes. Dirk’s opponent is running on popularity, instead of qualifications.
Ed, you know darn well Dirk Lammes is the most qualified for the job. You had a thousand questions for Dirk about his techniques when he put the booster pump station in Murray those years ago. Dirk ran the job and yes, Dirk also ran machinery. He bid on that job, ran his own numbers. He can do it all.
Dirk does paper work all the time. Reports, pay apps, administrative, payroll, bids, contracts, insurance, personnel. The details of the job are what you make them. Dirk will redefine it.