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)
Those considering a run in a variety of elections in 2015 have until Feb. 27 to qualify to be in those races, but some local officials have already made up their minds. As a result, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether the longest-serving locally elected county official will be returned to office one more time, and voters will probably be selecting at least one new member to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (January 1, 2015, Page 1A)
A school board race and a circuit court judicial race will be the only races on Tuesday’s runoff election ballot. (November 24, 2014, Page 1)