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Rockwood City Recorder Becky Ruppe used to sit at a place of much more authority when she was Morgan County Executive.
Some in Morgan County would like to see her return to the post she lost in an unsuccessful re-election bid in 2010. She was unseated by current Morgan County Executive Don Edwards..
“That isn’t me,” Ruppe said at a recent Rockwood meeting, referring to Facebook postings saying she should run. She didn’t rule it out, however, when asked if she would consider a run.
“I pray about the county executive position every day,” she said. “My prayer to God is that, if that is something he wants me to undertake again, then things will fall into place. If it isn’t, then I will be very happy where I am.”
In the meantime she wants to see Rockwood flourish. Since taking over the city recorder position there have been a lot of changes at city hall, including requiring purchase orders on all purchases and only using credit or debit cards when absolutely no other option allows.
Since she’s joined the city, she’s had to deal with issues predating her arrival, including questionable credit card purchases by one employee and penalties for late payments to the IRS on payroll taxes.
“I love Rockwood, and I want to prove to the naysayers that this little town can be a great place that is run the way it should be,” she said.