When the Republican Town Committee took up the issue of the proposed chief operating officer last month, its members unanimously endorsed the charter change. Nobody spoke against it.
Mayor Art Ward said that the Democratic Town Committee, in striking contrast, "nobody spoke for it."
There are, of course, Republicans who oppose the change, including city Councilor Mike Rimcoski.
And there are, naturally, Democrats who favor the position, including city Councilor Craig Minor.
But the partisan divide is nonetheless obvious.
What that means for the fate of the idea at the polls, I don't know. What I do know, though, is that there are more than twice as many registered Democrats in town as there are Republicans.*******
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