The Importance of Tuesday’s Primary Elections!
As a radio station that’s been committed formatically to All News for more than 30 years, it’s incumbent on us to remind you, our valued listeners, of the importance of voting in all of our elections. With that in mind, we want to underscore that next Tuesday, May 19th, is Primary Election Day in
We’ve always believed in the importance of a two (or more) party system nationally and locally. Sad to say, the Democratic Party assumed control of
While we are urging you to vote on May 19th, we add with regret that the Republican Part has not filed a candidate in many of these races!
The mayoral election in
Of great importance is the campaign for justice of the Supreme Court and those for Judge of Superior Court,
The question is often raised how votes can be cast intelligently for those offices when little is known about the candidates. We recommend that voters check qualifications, endorsements and records of the candidates running for those offices. Recommendations of the Bar Association should also be taken into consideration.
In addition, there are elections being conducted Tuesday for sheriff, county council, city council, and various school board directors. But unfortunately, in too many of these contests, there are no republican candidates filed.
Nevertheless, we urge you to be an informed voter and to vote in this upcoming Tuesday, May 19th Primary.
Robert W. Dickey
Broadcast: May 15, 16, 17, 2009
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