Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ward 3 race getting hot

Wow, the potential for a hot time in old Ward 3 is getting stronger every day.

I looked up Bob Cronin and here he is - a full-time deputy sheriff with the Middlesex Co. Sheriff's Office and a U.S. Coast Guard licensed 100-ton master.

Well, as another potential candidate said to me the other day, "Just because someone pulls papers doesn't mean they're actually running for anything."

Really?

2 comments:

Ari Herzog said...

Congrats to Bob to announcing his candidacy and Katie for announcing her re-election.

This leads to a question. State law - chapter 30, section 21 - indicates state employees can't receive two separate checks from the treasurer.

As a county sheriff, he's a state employee. Would he legally be able to be both a county sheriff and a city councillor, considering the latter is also a paid position? Or...?

Anonymous said...

That section of MGL deals with receiving multiple checks from the commonwealth. If you receive a salary from the state and a city or town, it does not apply because it's two separate entities. In fact, that's the case with some current councilors.