Magic 8 Ball Says “Not Held Accountable”

editorial-logo3So, we have passed our fist round of elections in Jefferson County and, frankly, I was somewhat surprised. Oh, not so much at the outcome because I had expected close races for most offices, but in the spread of the election when the numbers rolled in. Never would I have anticipated such a mandate on the offices that were up for election but that is exactly what we heard from voters. There was a mandate in Jefferson County and those that are nay sayers simply are not listening to what the voters are saying. Why the mandate? Who knows. I expect that there are as many reasons as there were candidates running but a mandate is a mandate.

Where do we do from here? I would suggest that the winners have to step it up big time. When voters, not just carry you to the top of the mountain, they literally throw you past your competition, they expect big things. The climb will be the easy part. Now the winners must prove to their constituents that their loyalty was deserved.

As for those that didn’t come out on top, don’t let a small dent in pride take away everything that brought you to the race. I would not be so trite as to say that a well run race is as good as a win but it does have its merits.

Only 25% of registered voters bothered to go to the polls. I would assume that to mean that they are absolutely happy with the way that things are going in local government and believe that their neighbors can make a better decision on who should be on top of the mountain and who leaves empty handed.

As for me, I voted. I won some and I lost some and that is okay because at the end of the day I made my voice heard. Now, as for my handy dandy Magic 8 ball. Let’s just say that it is grounded until it can prove itself once again. Close, huh? Magic 8 ball says 75% did not vote. Cannot be held accountable for the actions of others. Actually, he might have a point.( SMH) To the winners, congratulations! Sit back and relax because very , very soon you will be taking your place at the wheel as you steer Jefferson County on the road to something really great. We will be leaving the driving to you!

Source: K. Depew, News Director