Municipal councillors and potentially new candidates in the local political game are already starting to position themselves for the upcoming municipal elections this fall.
Perhaps some have their sights on another term on council or some are eyeing the mayor’s seat. Either way, councillors (wanting to win) and those looking into the possibility of running are starting to put the word out or trying to paint themselves as a pretty picture.
In October, Lethbridge County and its communities head to the polls to elect their next reeve, councillors, and mayors. Say it isn’t so Plucky. Didn’t municipal reps just get put into place? Well, this fall is a time to keep local elected officials doing a good job or kick them to the curb for a job not well done.
Reporters get a behind the scenes look at what really goes on in council chambers and who says what and have an idea which councillors and leaders are out and about in the community and doing things they were elected to try and do. It’s an interesting perspective and hopefully residents can research and attend local forums to learn more about candidates and the councillors and leaders already in positions and those wanting to get in the game this fall.
One aspect of electing a local official should be taking a look at the candidate’s political affiliation and/or political stance. Even locally, it matters how a candidate’s belief system is made up. If you elect someone with right leaning or left leaning views — that most definitely matters.
When looking to shape a community into the future — a voter needs to take many aspects into consideration, prior to checking a box on Election Day. Voter due diligence should be expected when electing a person who will form the fabric of a rich, diverse and evolving community tapestry.
Tradition is giving way to reality. Sure, people can have traditional values they hope to preserve, but reality dictates how life goes forward. What worked yesterday may work tomorrow, but what if something better is in reach, why should tradition muddy the thinking to an exciting new time? Tradition has its place, but innovation and a desire for better days requires change, not stagnant waters.
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