When one gets involved in politics in Morgan County it is only a matter of minutes before encountering Larry Hatch. Hatch is easily the most active person in the County in politics. He serves as the Chairman for the Republican Party. Although Hatch clearly communicates conservative values, he has been diligent in ensuring that all voices and all viewpoints be heard, whenever possible.
Morgan County officially has a new council member as of 9:00 am Monday morning. Don Matthews was sworn in as the replacement for David Gardiner for District Five by Stacy Lafitte, county clerk. Gardiner recently resigned from the position when he moved out of the county.
Monday night in a special session of the county council the applicants for County Council District Five were reviewed. There were two applicants, Donald Matthews and Austin Turner; both are candidates for this position on the council in the fall election.
Garth Day is the county council administrator for Morgan. He was hired in June of 2008. In this role he manages the staff in the non-elected county departments and provides support to the council in their legislative and administrative role.