Every vote counts: Please remember to vote Tuesday
(Editorial ~ 11/03/18)
There was a time when newspaper political endorsements carried enormous weight.
Long before radio and television, not to mention today’s social media, readers often relied on the opinion of newspapers to help them navigate political election decisions.
And even though those endorsements lack the influence of the past, politicians still seek positive input from newspapers to advance their candidacy.
This newspaper has a long tradition of endorsing political candidates going back nearly a hundred years.
For the most part, we have shunned endorsing candidates for school boards or city councils because those positions are unpaid and we have long said we give credit to anyone willing to sacrifice their time and talents for the betterment of their community.
But paid officeholders, especially on the county level, are a different matter.
We feel an obligation to share our thoughts and opinions of those seeking public office on the county level whose decisions will impact the lives and often the pocketbooks of our readers.