Could we really see Jeanette Provanzano become the first chairman of the County Legislature? Well if you ask Jeanette, she'll tell you that she has the support from the Democratic caucus but Dave Donaldson is said to be closing the gap. The interesting thing is that this may not be a decision that is decided in caucus, as is tradition. Donaldson has the option to take the vote to the entire legislature and court the GOP as well. The question than becomes, is it wise for Donaldson, who would win handily over Jeanette in a full vote of the legislature, to break from tradition? Now normally the answer is absolutely not. If you don't have the support of your caucus than you concede. However, Donaldson should ask himself if Jeanette had the votes to take him out by courting the gop would she do it....only if the answer is yes, should Donaldson cross that bridge. For the record and to be fair, I support Dave Donaldson for reelection as chairman.
Another Leadership position up for grabs is for majority leader, which Provanzano has vacated to run for the chairmanship. Hector Rodriguez and Brian Cahill are both going for the position. I'm friends with Brian and Hector both, so, I refuse to make any comments or predictions on that race. They're both good people and the county would be well served with either one of them as the majority leader.