Letter to the Editor

Party should not matter in local elections

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

To the editor:

If I have to believe everything a political party stands for, then I guess I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. There is no party for me, and I do not think I am alone.

There is a disturbing trend of allowing a party name to override everything else. This is wrong for local elections. These are people that we know. Examine their personal character, their abilities, and their reputations of standing for what they think is right.

My opinion: Partisanship has no place in local elections. My plan: Vote for the person—not the party.

Melissa Barrett,

Shelbyville


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