Let’s evaluate how each commissioner is doing so far in their time on the Board. We will rate each commissioner on their abilities in five different criteria. The rating will be on a 3 point scale.
3 = Excellent | 2 = Very Good | 1 = Satisfactory | 0 = Not Good at all
Here are the criteria:
Reasonable/Rational. Does the Commissioner act in a manner that shows rational thought patterns, and does the Commissioner consider proposals is a reasonable manner?
Effectiveness. Does the Commissioner get things done? Do they move the Board toward accomplishment?
Political Perspective. Is the Commissioner focused on the local needs of the County? Do they avoid playing idealistic political games, and do they concentrate efforts on accomplishing county business?
Communication. How well does the Commissioner communicate with members of the public and with fellow Board members? Do they articulate their mission/vision for the County?
Entertainment. How crazy are they? Do they provide comedic content for the ARRRG blog?
Okay. Here we go.
District 9 Commissioner – Christian Marcus
REASONABLE / RATIONAL
He’s a MAGA guy. Which is fine. Just don’t join a cult, and don’t let your irrational beliefs affect decisions on the Board. Unfortunately, Marcus was all in on the 😮 election fraud 😮 conspiracy theory. From time to time, he does see reason and votes for the benefit of his district.
Marcus represents the county on the Health Board, Mental Health, and the Michigan Association of Counties. Marcus benefits from these appointments as he regularly updates the Board on things that he has learned from those committees and associations.
Allowing the vast political battles in the national spotlight to affect decisions on local issues is bad for business. Marcus does this often. He much prefers to rant about state and federal issues. Useless.
Marcus is blunt, condescending and down right rude at times. During the 😮 election fraud 😮 nonsense, he went after the County Clerk and accused her of all sorts of ridiculous nonsense. He flat out stated that she had committed fraud, and then the next meeting threw a tantrum because his accusation wasn’t included in the meeting minutes. Wow.
We appreciate histrionics, hissy fits, and all manner of tantrums. Great for business and great for entertainment. Thank you, Christian Marcus for the content. This guy is running against Dawn Lavanway. What a choice. Pick your poison!
OVERALL RATING – FOUR