I realize that the Floyd County GOP has every right to fill the position that a party member was legally elected to. But who was responsible for putting Mr. Coddington in the position in the first place? Was he properly vetted before he was allowed to assume a place on the Republican ballot? Are the same people who were responsible for getting him elected now preparing to pick his replacement?
Finding the right person for the job is important in every line of work, whether it be the superintendent of our local schools, the county auditor, or the guy who picks up our garbage every week. If the person that is responsible for the job is not 100 percent committed to doing the best job that they can, then they are not serving the public as they should, and we must demand that we are getting our money’s worth.
— Matthew Nash can be reached at email@example.com