The Post-Gazette nails it. We shouldn’t have elections for positions where nobody knows what the office does.
Governors and state representatives are perfect for elections because there are clear positions and people have a good idea of how people’s values will translate into legislation. Voters are pretty well-equipped to hold them accountable.
That is not the case for offices like Treasurer or Controller or Sheriff or Prothonotary. Voters have no idea what these people do, and we should stop holding elections for them.