Yesterday was Election Day and I wanted to bring some additional perspective to the votes that you cast and the politicians that you elected at all levels of government.
I work for a township government, which means my day to day boss is the Township Administrator; however, the highest level of authority for the Township is the Board of Trustees. Previously I worked for a city, where my boss was the Economic Development Director, who reported to the City Manager, who worked for City Council. This means the top of the food chain at my public sector jobs have been elected officials and by proxy, the voting public (HOPEFULLY YOU).
Governments across America operate this way. The officials elected by the public have the authority to pass laws, appoint/remove administrative professionals, etc. Administrative professionals execute the laws that are passed and report back to the elected officials.