Tomorrow, May 16 (2017) is Primary Tuesday in Pennsylvania.
No …. The Choices are neither sexy or controversial. There were no debates, no surrogates flooding the cable wires, and – thankfully – no commercials or robo-calls.
I doubt even the Russians are interested …
But you should be!
The following excerpts (with one edit) from an important township election in 2013 rings true in every election. One of my favorite quotes comes from Tip O’Neill, “All politics are local.”
Local elections have a greater direct effect on you, the Taxpayer; the community in which you live; and the schools your children attend.
No other election will affect your quality-of-life more directly than local government offices that control spending, your schools, property, income and township taxes, not to mention the potential for your township’s Economic Future.
No other elections will affect you more directly or intimately. From the state of your schools, neighborhoods, finances, emergency services, local public works … Most things you touch on a daily basis in the course of normal life are managed by the people your friends, neighbors, and supermarket/soccer/PTA semi-strangers will elect FOR YOU, if you decide a local election is not “important enough”.
There are important School Board and Judge selections to make tomorrow.
Make the effort and cast your ballot!