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Competitive ballot gives voters actual choices


October 24, 2018

One thing we can say for sure about Sweet Home’s ballot for the Nov. 6 election: It’s loaded with quality local candidates in nearly every race.

It looks pretty competitive and we love that. Although it’s not a candidate’s fault when nobody else steps up to run – and sometimes it might be an indication of the great job an elected official is doing, we think it’s generally a lot more healthy to have multiple names on the ballot.

This year we have another healthy field of seven candidates for the four open seats on City Council. And we have two candidates in the “finals” fo...

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