Apparently, retiring Stark County Commissioner Jane Vignos is dropping her insistence that she go on record as voting NO on the proposed merger between the Stark County Sanitary Engineer and the Stark County Engineer's office before her term ends at the end of December.
If this report to the STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) is on the money, The Report applauds this decision to end her political career on a positive note.
While The Report disagrees with Vignos' analysis that the merger is not a good move for Stark County, The Report likes Vignos' willingness to sharpen the dialogue in the obvious face of community wide disagreement. Such is the mark of a mature politician.
The Report read The Rep's piece on Vignos ('She's no plain Jane': Vignos wraps up nearly 30 years in politics ) published in the December 27th edition which provided some detail Vignos' work on behalf of Stark County woment, to wit:
In 1974, Vignos fought for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, organizing the Stark County Coalition for ERA to educate the community about the proposed law that would provide equal rights regardless of gender. About the same time, Vignos helped organize the Canton chapter of the National Organization for Women and took the message of women’s rights to the television airwaves and women's homes.Yours truly, as the father of three daughters who are professionally credentialed and accomplished women, appreciates women like Jane Vignos who have helped pave the way for future generations of women such as the writer's daughters.