according to the statutes, he can resign; he will be replaced when his elected replacement is sworn in; or he can be terminated for breaking the law. I believe that sums it up.
Failure to appear at a hastily called meeting. An easy dodge -- "...I was out in the County attending to my duties..."
The Commissioners chose him to fill a short term need. Now that he's shown who runs the county, you'll just have to hold on until after the election.
It did send a message when he chose not to continue the nephew of a Commissioner.
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