Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fox News

Our guest on the podcast this week was county councilman, Greg Fox, a truly citizen politician. His job as county councilperson for District 5 is a part time job. His real job is with Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group as a Director of Business Development. If he left office tomorrow one gets the sense that he would simply pick up where he left off before becoming an elected official.

Though he’s the lone Republican on the council he’s actually found ways to be a fairly effective councilman. Instead of standing alone on the outside railing at the majority he’s found a way inside to work with his Democratic council colleagues. In a way, he views the real loco politico battle as being between the council and the executive, particularly in matters concerning the county budget.

Coincidentally, our open mic guest this week was one of the longest serving elected Republicans in HoCo, Kay Hartleb, the HoCo Register of Wills. In yet another example of how small our county is, Kay’s daughter Holly went to high school and college with my sister Maura, better known as Mumball. It was a message through facebook from my sister in Florida that originally put Holly in touch with us to get her mom on the show. As they say, it’s a small world but I wouldn’t want to paint it.

You can listen to the 22nd episode of “and then there’s that…” here.
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