Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beeler to apply for interim law director job

Been a lot of rumors going around about who will replace Joe Jarret as law director before his former opponent Bud Armstrong takes over.

I'm thinking it's probably going to be Richard Beeler, the law director from 1990 through 2000 and the pension board's litigation attorney. He told me today that he would apply.

Personally, I can't think of too many more people qualified at this point in time. He knows the job, he can step in and run the office. And he can help oversee/represent the charter review committee. Heck, he helped write the charter back in 1987. (Plus, the guy skydives, which is kind of cool.)

Anyhoo, he'll be submitting his resume tomorrow morning. I don't think a lot of people are going to apply for the gig.

But, that's just my guess.

UPDATE: Just saw that the rogue blogger says David Buuck will also apply. Click right smack here for his thoughts. As I recall, Buuck applied for the spot back when the county commission appointed Jarret. He also practices government law.


Brian Hornback said...

you are correct as usual. Buuck applied against Jarret and Buuck was supported by Republican Chair Jenkins who was at that meeting twisting Commissioners arms. Even Bud Armstrong ignored the opinion of the Republican Chair. Now, Bud's campaign team of Severance, Turner and a Publisher of a weekly throw away paper are back pushing Buuck

Brian Paone said...

Richie's a great guy, extremely intelligent and very experienced with both the position and the legal day-to-day affairs of the county.

Buuck's a solid attorney but sued Midway to a temporary standstill and didn't make a whole lot of friends in the often-contentious process.

This is pretty much a no-brainer.

Unknown said...

Beeler was LD when term limits were addressed and he handles the pension....conflict and neutrality preclude my support of him.