Summer campaign heats up

Published 8:57am Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ah, summer — time for trips to the beach, hamburgers on the grill, and, this year at least, a lot of campaigning.
With the Mayor Ted Jennings retiring after many long, successful years in office, the quest to replace him began early for the contenders. Signs are up, and advertisements have been running.
Council candidates are also beginning to get their names out there. The official qualifying period for candidates is in July, with elections to be held in August. That isn’t too far away.
So we want to know: What do you think are the most important issues in the election this year? Jobs and industry? Recreation and quality of life? What do you want candidates to address?
In the coming weeks we will be covering the campaigns extensively, learning more about each candidate. So tell us what you want to know from them.
Email us, post to our Facebook page, drop us a letter or just drop by the office. Tell us about the issues that matter most to you and your families.
We hope that in asking for your participation we will find an active interest in the municipal elections.
Because of the coming change in leadership, because of the state of the economy here and elsewhere, because of the need to find new ideas and to shape new plans, we hope you will pay attention and vote in August. It is important to all of us.

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