WLOX Editorial: Maybe it's time to run for elected office
The election of the President every four years is huge. We pick the leader of our country and the free world on major political issues dealing with our military to social issues and taxes. We also have some other important elections.
In many ways, our local leaders impact our way of life very quickly and close to home, whether deciding local tax rates, how many police officers to hire and whether the fire equipment is up to date enough to protect the community.
They decide spending on road paving, drainage and water line updates. All important decisions reached by our neighbors we pick to represent us at city hall. Those city elections are coming up this summer.
Many of you are generally happy with the way the city government is run, but there may be others of you who think you can do better. If you would like to take a bigger role in the way your city is run, maybe it's time to run for elected office. You have until March 8th to qualify.
That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post your comments below.
Friday, August 29 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:50:26 GMT
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Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
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It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
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