(This is an interesting topic of discussion. If I read this story right while the position that Perry is filling has been vacant, it looks as though the position vacated by Viera will not be filled and the title will be changed.
Nonetheless it is a fair question to ask. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
Or more appropriately titled, attempting to hire Marian Walsh.
So why is it so important to fill a position that has been vacant for many years?
I like Perry but $110k for a position that has been vacant for so long?
Jeffrey D. Perry, the former state representative who narrowly lost in a hard-fought campaign for Congress in November, begins today serving in the position of special sheriff of Barnstable County.
In that $110,000-a-year position, Perry, a Republican of Sandwich, will be the top assistant to James M. Cummings, the long-time Barnstable County sheriff. Perry, 47, could not be reached for comment this morning.
The special sheriff, which is a position set out in state law, serves as the sheriff’s top assistant.
Cummings said he has gone without a special sheriff for several years.
One top deputy, Republican David Vieira, of Falmouth, resigned recently after being elected to the state House of Representatives, allowing Cummings to fund the special sheriff’s position in part with money previous paid to Vieira as a deputy.