Local elections are not far away—April 2 is coming fast. These elections are for school boards, city commissions, township offices, etc.
Local elections are not far away—April 2 is coming fast. These elections are for school boards, city commissions, township offices, etc. They are also elections that have the most noticeable impact on our everyday lives. This is grass roots politics in its truest form. The best part is they are non-partisan. We can be comfortable voting solely for the person, what he/she stands for and their vision for the position they are hoping to fill without all the distraction.
Regrettably not every position that is open in the county has a candidate. However there are some very qualified people who have thrown their hats in the ring with the sole purpose of doing the best job for the people they will serve. It is up to all of us to make an informed decision.
Take the time to learn about the candidates who will represent you. Some will have public forums, some have Facebook pages which may highlight their backgrounds, some you may just want to call about your concerns.
I want to encourage everyone to get out to vote on Tuesday, April 2. I also want to thank those who have stepped up to offer themselves for public service. It is not an easy task.
Advance voting will be available at the Courthouse in Girard through April 1. Application for mail in advance ballots may be made at the Courthouse or can be obtained at the website: crawfordcountykansas.org.
Lynn D. Grant