Early voting is under way, and judging by the underwhelming amount of traffic flowing into City Hall, just down the street from our office, I think it’s safe to assume the voter turnout this year is going to be just as it has been for many years: dismal.
Some qualified candidates are running for positions on the Olney City Council and Olney ISD Board of Trustees. These are the people who set our tax rates and control local health care, who help manage the city’s finances and determine our water and sewer rates.
If we don’t get rain soon, the City Council members you elect will be responsible for digging us out of a very dry hole.
Choose wisely. Do some research and talk to the candidates about their stance on issues that are important to you. See which ones you prefer, and then, more than anything else, go and cast your vote.