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Letter: Candidate — passing the baton to voters

Well the appointed hour is almost upon us. This is the time when you, the voters, decide which candidates move on to the general election and in some races this might be the final decision when there is no opposing party candidate. In District 4, there is a Democrat running against Republicans, so our race is not quite over yet. Again this fall you'll face the same decision.

After hearing the candidates speak, it is now our turn to listen to you the voter.

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This is the moment when we, the candidates, learn your preference for leadership. It is important to vote and vote for who you think is best. An election is not a popularity contest, voting solely on personal favoritism is not a vote for leadership. This isn't a talent show or clicking on a thumbs up icon in social media.

Have we sufficiently informed you of our capability to lead, govern or set policy for the future? Personally, I am a little disappointed this election cycle. Last time there were several forums for the public to attend and hear the candidates as well as a public greeting at the Ag Center. Now this year it's almost as if the Primary Election doesn't even matter. The Times forum at the county senior centers were the only events held for the public, I think this was a real disservice to voters.

The county's future is a concern, when activists vanish as soon as they get their way and voters are not engaged with politics. As your commissioner, if I am to do what is best for Carroll, I need to hear from you. Anyone can reach me at carrolldist4@gmx.com or http://carrolldist4.neocities.org with questions or concerns you might have. Be sure to get out and vote.

Sean Shaffer

Westminster

The writer is a Republican candidate for county commissioner in District 4.

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