11 Vote Aye; 2 Nays; One Absence
Eleven voted aye. Nays were two Republicans, former county board chairman Kathy Clark of Otsego and veteran board member Keith McCarty, East Springfield. The absence was Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla, who has been outspoken against the position.
But the 11 ayes included a coalition of Republicans, Democrats and the board’s one Conservative, Meg Kennedy, who chaired the committee that created the position.