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Tommy Calvert Stands tall in Texas

Tommy Calvert Stands tall in Texas

Tommy Calvert is a Bexar County Texas Commissioner. And he doesn’t just stand out because he’s tall. He stands out because he gets things done. Not just in his home of San Antonio, Texas, but as you will hear around the world.

Crisis Management in Buffalo with Mark Polencarz

Crisis Management in Buffalo with Mark Polencarz

First a racist shooting left 10 dead. Then a once a century blizzard left 31 dead. Through it all Erie County New York executive Mark Polencarz managed the county through two tragic crises. Hear how he did it.

James Gore talks Wine and Wildfires in Sonoma California

James Gore talks Wine and Wildfires in Sonoma California

When you talk to a county supervisor from Sonoma County, California, you have to start the conversation with wine, and we do. We also talk about wildfires and fire resiliency. Join the conversation.

A Tribute to First Lady Rosalynn Carter from Commissioner Larry Johnson

A Tribute to First Lady Rosalynn Carter from Commissioner Larry Johnson

Former President Jimmy Carter with his wife, Rosalynn created a program in Atlanta to help area under-served communities. Before he was DeKalb County Commissioner, Larry Johnson had the former First Lady as his advisor in the program. She continues to inspire him today, just listen. GoodGovernmentShow.com Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) […]

Planes, Trains, and No Voter Fraud with Berks County, PA Commissioner Christian Leinbach

Planes, Trains, and No Voter Fraud with Berks County, PA Commissioner Christian Leinbach

Trains, planes and criminals, that’s what the conversation with Berks County PA Commissioner Christian Leinbach is about. Christian Leinbach is working on reviving a railroad line to connect his county to Philadelphia. He is also working on the local airport and trying to bring in service to his city. And we check in on a program that successfully keeps people out of jail and working.

Walking the county with Larry Johnson (S3E10)

Walking the county with Larry Johnson (S3E10)

When you get your start in politics and your mentor is the former first lady and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, as you will hear in my conversation, you get a good start. Listen to the conversation with DeKalb County commissioner Larry Johnson and you will also hear how he walks the county and meets the people.

On eating Pennsylvania scrapple with Phil Armstrong (S3E09)

On eating Pennsylvania scrapple with Phil Armstrong (S3E09)

Meet Phil Armstrong, he is county executive of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He presides over a county that is experiencing fast growth and business is moving in. Forget the song Allentown, it’s a new day in Allentown. And we talk about the local Iron Pigs baseball team, apparently there is a way to prepare to throw the first pitch.

The Old West is alive and well in California with Jaron Brandon (S3E08)

The Old West is alive and well in California with Jaron Brandon (S3E08)

Not everyone’s political hero is a talk show host. But it is for Toulumne County Supervisor Jaron Brandon. His hero is Jon Stewart. Come to think of it, Stewart is an advocate for much better government. Brandon serves in what was the gold fields of California. The days of the old 49ers are alive and well and folks still pan for gold and find it. Join my conversation with Toulumne County supervisor Jardon Brandon and hear the new challenges in the old gold fields.

A Conversation with the 35th president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Toni Preckwinkle (S3E07)

A Conversation with the 35th president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Toni Preckwinkle (S3E07)

Chicago politics is historically a rough game. Listen to a Conversation with Toni Preckwinkle the president of the Cook County board of commissioners. She is a legend and she’s a groundbreaker. She continues to champion issues she has always worked on. She talks about all that during our conversation.

A Conversation with James Gore Sonoma County 4th Distric Supervisor (S3E06)

A Conversation with James Gore Sonoma County 4th Distric Supervisor (S3E06)

When you talk about Sonoma County wine is the first thing that comes to my mind. So listen to my conversation with County Supervisor James Gore. But we don’t just talk wine, although we do spend some time on the subject, but we also talk about preparedness and check in on a housing for the homeless project we covered on a previous episode of The Good Government Show.