I’m not sure which way the caucus will swing in choosing a successor on this one, but at least they’re finally moving forward. Rumors about the other “King James” have dragged on too long. I’m told that McCarthy wants to finish out the month to get his affairs and office in order. Considering all he’s done to steady the ship following the reign of Tim “I think I’ll go to Germany this week – again!” Davis, McCarthy should get well-deserved praise on the way out the door. Critics will point to allegations of nepotism, but McCarthy’s legacy of accomplishments will certainly outweigh the complaints.
Friday, June 8, 2007
James And The Giant Rumor
So it’s 6/12 at 10:30 a.m. That’s the time that County Executive James McCarthy will announce his retirement. I’m told it’s effective June 30th. So the worst kept secret in town is finally out there. County Councilman Tim Crawford and Summit County Dems boss Russ Pry both say they’re “in-it-to-win-it.” County Council President Nick Kostandaras still wants consideration as well. Personally, I wish someone would ask Bob Otterman, but I’m not sure the former Akron-City-Councilman-turned-state-rep would see a future in the job as Executive.