Why? Helen doesn't scare anyone on that county board. Some, even from her own party, laugh at her. She panders to her audience on some key issues that she knows will pass without her support.
The only reason a$$holes may pucker is because they see more politics as usual from the county. Prenzler is just Dunstan with a different name tag. He looks stupid and inept for reappointing someone who he just said, "had a passion for flood issues". Total dipsh**.