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Should Buildings be Named After Living Public Officials? [Poll]

Stacy Proebstle - Townsquare Media

Many public officials work tirelessly and selflessly for the good of the communities they serve. Many have been honored by having facilities named after them while they’re still alive. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t work out so well, as we ourselves here in Ocean County know all too well.

USAToday outlines a few other embarrassing situations, the most ironic of which, I think, is Colorado sheriff Patrick Sullivan, recently arrested on a number of charges, who is currently being held in the “Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Center”.

I think the situation is somewhat different when there aren’t politics involved. Such as naming a building or portion of a building after a long time employee (see our very own “Bob Levy Broadcast Center” as a good example). But when we’re talking about honoring political figures, I think it’s probably prudent to honor them when, let’s be honest here, there’s really no way they could still embarrass themselves or those who they represent or represented, in other words, posthumously honored.

So what do you think, should living public officials have buildings named after them? Vote below and feel free to leave a comment!


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