There is more to an election than deciding who will hold elective office. When you vote for candidates you are also voting on our future. Those who control our local, county ad state governments not only control whereand on what our tax dollars will be spent, they will also decide who sits on the various commissions and committees that influence how and where we live, work and play.

Because Democratic voters have failed to turn out in sufficient number to elect our candidates, those decisions will be made by Republicans who have shown little or no regard for the Democratic principles we have fought for. 

Until each election time comes around, we must be vigilant and be aware of what our elected officials are up to. There will be decisions on significant issues that make it imperative for us to be informed.