… stop electing this [commissioner of the revenue] job and make it a staff position in the county finance department, where it — and the treasurer — belong.Every locality should do that. They should also take the steps necessary to stop electing two other offices that have no business being elected: sheriff and clerk of circuit court.
Filling these jobs by recruiting people with relevant qualifications, and making them accountable to the professional executives who run local government, will make local operations more efficient and smoother running. And it could save money.
Given the financial strains that the localities and the state have endured, a look at eliminating these offices just makes good sense.