Richland County, SC — The “Questions Still Unanswered” section at the end of the Jan. 10 article, “McBride on path to $74,000 job,” poses important questions that need to be addressed by our leaders. However, there is one more question that needs to be addressed as well. The article said that the Richland legislative delegation “gave that top job to Lillian McBride who had never overseen an election, without seriously considering candidates.”
My question is: Why was she chosen? On what criteria did the delegation choose her? In the private sector, most job candidates go through an exhausting and rigorous process, forced to demonstrate what benefits they will bring to the organization that hires them. What did McBride do to cause the delegation to hire her without due process? Knowing the answers to these questions could help citizens make better decisions during future elections.
Dan L. Siculan