Study the candidates before voting
Yes, it’s local election time again. I read letters to the editor every day and hear the complaints of the mayor, council, county supervisors, etc. What folks don’t understand is, we elect these folks. If everyone would take the time to see who they are voting for and then make the trip to the polls, it might work better and we would have better folks in office.
Local elections require the candidates to either agree to not spend over $500 or file with the state to raise money to buy those posters we see hanging everywhere. Our local paper, TOY TV program and door-to-door visits by the candidates should be enough to give everyone an idea of who and what they are.
The ones who raise thousands of dollars owe the people who give the donation, and those who donate expect special treatment. Whether it’s the fire and police union or contractors wanting special treatment, rest assured they get it once the money hits the streets in ads.
Want better government? Study the candidates, know what their qualifications are then, above all, VOTE.
Elgin L. Everly