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Candidates’ views vital for voters

Published 9:34am Thursday, October 17, 2013

As Election Day draws near, more and more yard signs are beginning to pop up on street corners and lawns across Lawrence County.

Council members, township trustees and school board members, more than 120 candidates have filed to run for office this November.

Some are seasoned politicians, while others are running for their first seat in office.

Having said that, The Tribune will once again publish an election guide with a profile on each candidate.

The questionnaires have been mailed to every candidate using information provided to us by the Lawrence County Board of Elections.

The election guide will be published the last Sunday in October, in plenty of time for readers to make informed decisions on who to vote for come Nov. 5.

We urge each person running for office to take the time to fill out the form and email it or bring it into our office, even if running unopposed. The answers you give could make all the difference to voters or encourage someone who has never voted to get out and cast a ballot.

If you are a candidate running for office and you haven’t received the questionnaire, send an email to The Tribune’s news editor at michelle.goodman@irontontribune.com or call 740-532-1441.

All entries must be received by Oct. 22 to be included in the publication.

Yes, it is up to the voters to decide whom to elect, but all candidates should explain what their priorities would be to make Lawrence County a better place.

 

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