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Good to see McClure seek another term
Steve McClure will seek another term as a Union County commissioner. Word that he has filed for re-election is good news.
McClure knows just about everything there is to know about the workings of local government, from the operation of the county to dealing with local governments to serving on boards and commissions that play a role in the well-being of Union County. Every government entity needs a Steve McClure — someone who has the institutional knowledge of how things work and what makes them work. Fellow Commissioner Mark Davidson has the potential to be the next McClure — the county’s go-to commissioner. But having been in office only two years, it’s still too early to expect him to understand and take over all of McClure’s duties. And with the planned retirement of the third commissioner, Nellie Hibbert, who has served the county for many years as the clerk and one term as commissioner, it became clear that McClure should try to get elected to at least one more term.
It seems there’s a nationwide sentiment right now to throw out incumbents. A pervading feeling that people who have been in office a while have lost sight of the American public. That might be true at the national level to some extent, but at the local level, where things actually get done, experience does matter.
Steve McClure provides that element of making sure we have an effective, efficient county government. The Observer’s editorial board was pleased to see that he decided to see one more term. Union County thanks you, Commissioner McClure.