I have been observing the recent media coverage, letters and opinion posts regarding the current campaign for senate in the 31st District. At first glance, I find it to be a typical campaign: mud slinging, dirt digging and the everlasting method of pointing fingers. While all of this is part of the campaign process, it does little to no good to the voters in the end.
It should not be about who said what, who endorsed who and who knows who. It’s about facts. It’s about track record. It’s about informing the voters without blindsiding them with your hit parade of blame and low blows. The voters are tired of hearing these accusations and are tired of seeing each candidate attack the reputation of the other. We want to know what you’ve done. We want to know what you will do. We want to know what matters to you, how you handle issues and what strategies you will use to accomplish your goals.
We are tired of hearing who has the biggest toys in the sandbox.
I call upon each candidate to promote themselves, show accountability for their actions in public service, and inform the public on the goals they wish to pursue. If these candidates are true advocates for voters, they will articulate their principles and strategies without perpetuating the political circus.
Convince me that I should vote for you, not why I shouldn’t vote for the other person.