Contrary to some in media’s opinion that Ron Cross has a race on his hands with Jim Bartley, many Columbia County Insiders disagree. There is a consensus that, along with Bartley’s braggadocio, he has a vicious temper and a penchant for vendettas. Not exactly what Columbia County voters are looking for in a leader.
While there is always a “kick out the incumbent” vote, and many believe Cross has overstayed his welcome, Bartley is seen as far too loose a cannon for the county’s top seat. Not that Cross can’t be beaten, it just requires someone a bit more… sensible.
And we will say it again. For such an affluent, successful community, CoCo sure has some, shall we say interesting, candidates for office.