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voteI’m starting to think it might be a good idea for states, cities and other municipal entities to have their risk managers elected by the voting public.

With government risk managers gathered in Orlando this week for the Public Risk Management Association’s annual meeting (www.primacentral.org), I figured the time is right to run this idea up the flag pole and see if anyone salutes.

After all, we elect all kinds of cockamamie positions, from judges to attorneys general to, yes, insurance commissioners. Why not have a person responsible for the public welfare directly accountable to the people they serve?

I know, to make the post of public risk manager an elected position could politicize the job. But that might not be a bad thing.

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