Editorial: Civic duties callTuesday serves double duty in gauging people’s interest in government and civic involvement.
Tuesday serves double duty in gauging people’s interest in government and civic involvement.
First, this is primary election day in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. There are U.S. Senate and House contests, plus a scattering of others including Minnesota Supreme Court. Locally, Goodhue County District 3 residents will winnow the field to two candidates, and Pierce County Democrats will choose their candidate for the general election.
There are enough races, frankly, to warrant you making the trip to the polls. Ignore the projections for low voter turnout and cast a ballot.
Second, Tuesday marks the closing for school board filings. More candidates are needed — desperately in some districts.
Red Wing and Lake City each had three candidates for four seats as of Friday. While Kenyon-Wanamingo had two for three seats, Zumbrota-
Mazeppa and Randolph each had only one for three seats. In Cannon Falls, no one had filed for any of the three seats.
Public education is vital for our future as a nation and individual communities. We need leaders.
We urge people to head to the polls Tuesday and stop at their local school district to file for office.