To the Editor:
I read the recent letter by Rep. Mike Clampitt, R-Bryson City, and would just like to say that I disagree and believe that the taxpayers in Haywood County need this to be an appointed position, like the rest of the state, for the following reasons:
• One, typically no pays attention to this “race” and low voter turnout is common.
• Second, I trust the judgment of the administration and county officials to pick a qualified person to do this job.
• Third, Haywood County cannot afford the loss of tax collection and the risk of another totally inept candidate winning office due to straight party voters.