EMA director to run for commissioner Markley resigns post to enter primary, but…

  • Markley said he resigned the EMA position Tuesday after obtaining a legal opinion that he could not continue to serve while running for elected office because the agency is at least partially federally funded. He is still trying to determine whether he can continue to work as needed as a disaster survivor assistance specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    After accepting Markley’s resignation, commissioners appointed retired Mansfield fire chief Mike Bailey as interim EMA director. Bailey was one of five people interviewed last month for a new full-time EMA deputy director position.

    Really interesting how we continue to see crony capitalism at it’s BEST in the County! Yes, they will tell you Mr. Markley has resigned to avoid a conflict of interest, but why is nobody saying anything about him being hired as a consultant for the EMA outside of his old position to avoid conflict I believe we have something else, conflict of interest II?

     

  • John Rutledge · Top Commenter · University of Michigan Ross School of Business

    Not sure how many years of being a fireman, qualifies him to be a County Commissioner. See he attended but never finished college. See assumes he will be elected “Looking forward to being a Commissioner.” Not impressed…not at all.
    Reply · 1 ·  Reply by author, I agree and wonder…what experience does he have with advanced manufacturing? Come on, the guy spent his whole life working on a double dip career, where does he gain his knowledge on manufacturing when he’s NEVER had manufacturing experience? – These people CRACK ME UP!, the County’s gone BONKERS!
  • Robert Ruth · Top Commenter · Lexington, Ohio

    THANK YOU KEITH FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE. LOOKING FORWARD TO VOTING. YOU WILL MAKE A GREAT COMMISSIONER. CONGRATULATIONS MIKE THEY COULD HAVE NOT PICKED A GREATER PERSON !!!
    • Keith Markley · Works at Department of Homeland Security

      Thanks Rob. Looking forward to being a Commissioner.
      Wow!, somebody is counting chickens – my guess like last election they are hopeful nobody shows up except their buds – lol!
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