Presiding Commissioner explained to Carthage Press Managing Editor John Hacker how he and his fellow commissioners made their choices:
Presiding Commissioner John Bartosh said he was not ready to announce on Wednesday who they appointed, but they followed the state's Open Meetings/ Open Records Act in making the appointment.
“We knew that we couldn't all go talk to people because that would be in violation of the Sunshine Law,” Bartosh said. “So we all had people we were interested in putting on the board and we asked Commissioner Adams to go talk to them. He came back to us and these are who we've picked. Jim Honey had some, I had some, Darieus had some and I just don't know how many candidates we had. We all had people we wanted and we had Darieus go talk and that's who we got.”
What Bartosh failed to mention is that the deliberations and the process the commissioners went through to arrive at their choices was not posted and therefore could be a violation of the Sunshine Law.