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Webster deserves to be county chair

Like most voters in Blair County, we voted for Amy Webster to become a county commissioner.

Seeing that she got far and away the most votes, we expected that she would be named the chairman of the commissioners.

We were shocked to hear that holdover Bruce Erb, and newly elected Democrat commissioner, Laura Burke, voted themselves to be the chairman and vice chairman.

Why would neither of these commissioners vote for the leading votegetter, as it has always been done in the past? We are afraid that the answer to that question would upset a lot of the people if it were known.

Many Blair Countians were upset over reassessment and voted for Webster, because she had a handle on the plight of the taxpayers. Her election was a vote of confidence that something could change in Hollidaysburg with her at the helm.

Why was this expectation not realized?

We call on Erb and Burke to do the will of the voters. Step aside, and let Amy Webster assume the role of chairman, as she richly deserves.

Thomas and Marianne Hofer

Altoona

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