LETTER: Voters should do their homeworkAs we move closer to the spring elections, I wish to share these words with each of you readers.
To the Editor:
As we move closer to the spring elections, I wish to share these words with each of you readers.
I’m both humbled by and grateful for the trust my constituents have placed in me, and for their ongoing support during my 10 years as a County Board supervisor. The learning curve has been steep at times, and it is with sincere gratitude that I say thank you to County Board colleagues, department heads and county personnel alike, both past and present, who — when I needed a compass — have cared enough to take me under your wings. You have consistently inspired me by your wisdom and by your integrity each time I have turned to you for guidance and encouragement.
I am stepping down from our County Board, and today (March 6) was my last County Board meeting. On my way home, I stopped at St. Patrick’s Church in Hudson to not only thank God for His help and guidance, but also to pray for the incumbent County Board members and for those newcomers who are running for election to our County Board.
It’s been said that evil succeeds when good people choose to do nothing, and that bad officials are elected when good people fail to vote. I encourage each of you good people to do your homework; carefully research the background and the values of those who are running for office this spring. Study, then carefully weigh and reflect on the referendum questions which will be appearing on some of your ballots.
If you believe as I do, that our well-run county nursing home deserves our unequivocal support, please vote yes on that question.
Election day is Tuesday, April 3. Just do it!
Town of Troy
St. Croix County Board Supervisor #12