County Judge Veronica Escobar finally got what she wanted... a glorified Chief of Staff...err...Chief County Administrator.
Now Escobar likes to fancy herself as a policy wonk, and often times come off as the smartest person in the room. While the latter may be true, this is more akin to being the smartest person on Tribal Council at Ysleta and less so the smartest person at Sandia National Lab.
As far as her being a policy wonk, well does this sound like a policy wonk:
"I feel very passionate about this only because after eight years (on the court as commissioner and judge) I feel we can finally accomplish a lot more going into the next four years," Escobar said during the meeting. "There is so much more to tackle. I would like to get it done and I think if we give ourselves the tools to get it done, we can." (emphasis added)
You know who has passion? Lily Limon.
You know who else had passion? Eliot Shapleigh.
What has that got you?
The difference is we can forgive a legislator or representative for being passionate. An executive? Not so much.
The County is probably of the most boring units in government. People are likely to take pride in their city, state or country. A County? Meh.
That is an issue for Veronica.
She wants to change that.
Now with a majority, we can only expect more "passion" from Veronica Escobar.
Which for you means a larger and more bloated form of County government.