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Candidates must speak out to voters

Published 11:32am Thursday, March 20, 2014

Within the political arena, many candidates will say that getting their message out will prove to be the most beneficial thing they can do to become elected or remain in office.

While the main focus commonly centers on the general election, primary elections are just as important.

The primary election allows constituents within a respective affiliation to decide who will represent their party in the general election.

On May 6, this year’s primary will see four candidates two Republicans and two Democrats who will vie for current incumbent Freddie Hayes county commissioner seat in November.

Like in previous election years, The Tribune editorial board will continue endorsement meetings with candidates of local and state races during the general election season.

However, over the coming weeks, we will also afford each of those candidates with the opportunity to write a guest column to appear in an edition of The Tribune during the month of April.

This will allow each candidate to get their message out to the voters.

This will also be a benefit to voters, as county residents who may not get the chance to speak directly with a given candidate the ability to be informed about those who are seeking to be elected.

Any of the candidates who wish to submit his guest column should send it via email to

Each column should be no more than 500 words, and columns should be submitted by April 10.


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  • Poor Richard

    Glad we have more choices for county commissioner!

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  • mickakers

    As An Emphases; We should have Open Primaries where anyone, regardless of party affiliation or non-party affiliation could vote. This would be the true Democratic way.

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  • mickakers

    I find Closed Primaries lacking (Democratic or Republican). Primaries should be open regardless of party affiliation. All members of society should be allowed to vote in Primaries whether they are Democrats, Independents or Republicans. A closed Primary system discourages a voter turn out and a proper representation of the feelings of the electorate. We continue to wallow in our own ignorance.

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