Local columnist T.J. Ray is looking over his options as far as voting in upcoming elections, and he’s wondering about candidates from both major parties. (April 24, 2015, Page 4A)
It’s more than a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, and already the Republicans are hard at work trying to figure out how to settle on a candidate who will probably be taking on Hillary Clinton. Editor Don Whitten looks at ways to trim the large field, but wonders if GOP leaders will be able to manage that feat. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)
There’s a chance Mississippians could vote for an initiative that would limit the number of consecutive terms someone could hold in a particular office; it would be the third time since 1995 that voters have had that opportunity. Our view is that we exercise term limits on all office-holders when we cast our ballots. (April 21, 2015, Page 4)
Peter Kondos writes to say that President Obama is being eulogized before he leaves office or dies, noting the number of projects and placed named after Obama around the country. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)
The addition of Henry Ross to the ballot last week raised the number of candidates for the vacant 1st Congressional District representative position to 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the field and what’s ahead for candidates and voters. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)
Friday’s deadline to sign up to run for local, regional and state offices is past, and now we will start to see campaign messages from the candidates. We applaud those who decided to run, and now urge everyone to do research to help elect the men and women who will best serve their constituents’ interests. (March 2, 2015, Page 4)
Eight people waited until the last day to qualify for local elections in Lafayette County. As the clock ticked down to 5 p.m. Friday, several candidates waited at the Lafayette County Courthouse to see if anyone would come to qualify at the last minute. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)
By Alyssa Schnugg
Several offices are still uncontested in Lafayette County as the qualifying deadline approaches.
Those bouncing back and forth on whether to toss their hat into the election ring have until 5 p.m. Friday to make up their minds.
Should lawmakers vote as their constituents feel? Or should they vote their conscience or perhaps according to the party line? Or maybe, the main consideration is getting re-elected or elected to a higher office. We would like to see our representatives, at all levels, just do their job — which is to represent their constituents as they said they’d do when we elected them. (February 16, 2015, Page 4)
Aldermen Jay Hughes signs up for House of Representative race and several qualified recently for the District 1 and 3 Lafayette County Board of Supervisor elections. (January 28, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)