Editorial: Relax, but keep elected officials on itGotta say it’s pretty nice when a November comes around without a whiff of electioneering in sight.
Gotta say it’s pretty nice when a November comes around without a whiff of electioneering in sight.
Can it really have been a year since we wrapped up the historical national election and had a busy local ballot as well?
Here in Lake County, this fall was a good one to put the feet up and relax. No ads on TV or in the paper. Only a slight breeze emanating from Duluth and its council election.
Take time to enjoy it. Things get hectic next year in a race for governor and all State Legislature seats up for grabs.
Then try to remember the issues from last year and what swayed your vote. Keep our elected officials on their toes by being curious about what’s going on locally, in the region, state, and nation.
Call. Email. Visit them in person.
It’d be nice to see the heat of today’s political climate transfer beyond simply getting who we want into office. As good elected officials are well aware, constituents come first. They should listen and they should represent.
It’s the job of the local newspaper, as well, to keep pressing on issues important to readers. We will continue to be a government watchdog, not only for fair, honest use of tax money but to highlight what works in government, the accomplishments, the goals.
We all like to talk about what doesn’t work in government, some of it merited, some not. Elected officials can’t work in a vacuum like that and need to hear constructive suggestions on solving problems.
Be sure that we have space here for you to air those suggestions and to hear what elected officials have to say.
Yep, relax another week or so.
Then get talking about local issues with those who can make a difference – your elected officials.