Does Commissioner Mike Johnson plan to keep a low profile regarding his return of over $500 back to the county tax coffers two weeks ago? Johnson had every chance to explain his actions during the January 18th board meeting, but he chose to remain quiet.
Is it possible he thought his actions, in getting unqualified reimbursements for travel expenses, were less (or more) egregious than those of Commissioner Richard Johnson or Commissioner Allen Burrus or Commissioner Warren Judge?
In either case, Commissioner Mike Johnson owes the people of Dare County an explanation. Did his mind go blank as he was signing those eight travel claims with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC)? Did he forget about getting a refund of the monies from the ASMFC when he received that email from the county manager's office asking him for the receipts a few weeks after the event? Did he forget that he was claiming mileage from the ASMFC when he was standing at the gas pump, charging gasoline to Dare County taxpayers?
Or, perhaps, Johnson is just hoping the local press doesn't pick up on this story and no one reads EyeonDare, and the Dare County political grapevine isn't too long.
And, perhaps, we'll hear an apology from Mr. Johnson one day soon. But, don't hold your breath.