You have more experience than I do, but my experience has been these public sector types are the same everywhere.This is rural small town Kansas by South Dakota border in the example...they're not run by leftists. They're run by Weiland Corporation ilk that owns most of America at this point and owns Fox and GOP.
Are you serious?
Jobs are hard to come by in rural America!
County Health Department is a super-desirable job with great retirement options often, only connected locals get it.
County Health Department has the power of guns, handcuffs, bars and tasers at their disposal and can enforce public health orders.