Letter: Citizens, please step up and run for public officeHave you ever considered running for elected office? If so, don’t hesitate to throw your hat in the ring — filing opens May 22 through June 5.
By: Linda Thielbar, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Have you ever considered running for elected office? If so, don’t hesitate to throw your hat in the ring — filing opens May 22 through June 5.
There are lots of Red Wing offices to choose from in 2012. City Council seats are open in Ward 1; Ward 2 and Wards 3/4. The mayor’s position also will be on the ballot.
If city office isn’t your interest and education is, the Red Wing School District will have four board positions on the ballot. The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners has both Red Wing area seats up for election representing District 1 and District 5.
If you need more information about the work of these elected officials, the website of each governmental body offers insight into the work of their governing bodies and the duties of elected officials. Don’t hesitate to talk to people who are currently serving or have served in the past. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office is also a good resource.
Remember that our government is for the people and by the people. We need citizens to step up to provide leadership in our community. If you don’t, who will?
Linda Thielbar is a member of the League of Women Voters.