That said I took the time this week to use my local newspaper’s list of all my races and responses from the candidates to create my draft ballot. Early voting for us starts October 22nd. It’s worth the effort and I’m thankful for the opportunity to vote.

h/t to Mom
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As far back as I can remember my Mom emphasized the need to get to know politicians at every level and to vote in every election. A rather un-America perspective since most Americans only go vote in the “biggies”. Her wisdom was that grass roots change happens locally first. 1/2