Thursday, November 20, 2014
Jerry & Julie Seyfried Recognized For 50 Years of Voting
Julie and Gerald E "Jerry" Seyfried were recognized yesterday by Dee Rumsey, Chief Voting Registrar of Northampton County, for fifty years of voting in every single election. Few people can claim this distinction.
They have a 50-year milestone coming up that is even more important than voting. In March, they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Jerry is a former Executive, County Council member and cabinet member. He's seen it all. I could write page after page about his accomplishments, which include being the first Executive to do something serious about open space. But more than this, I know no person who is more knowledgeable about the Home Rule Charter than he.
Though Jerry ran and lost in a council race this year, that's just the politics. He has met with some of the people who beat him to help them be better servants of the people. He has also offered to help Executive John Brown in any way Brown wanted.
Instead of relying on political hacks who know nothing about county government, now might be a good time for Brown to seek Jerry's help. He doesn't even charge.
Blogger's Note: Though I begged her, Dee Rumsey refused to let me take her picture. She knows I'm a terrible photographer.