Thankfully the elections are finally over and those crazy political ads will cease to exist ... at least temporarily. I suppose the mud-slinging campaigns have their proponents, but honestly, I'm less likely to vote for the slinger. Instead of telling me what's bad about the OTHER guy, tell me what YOU plan on doing to make things better!!
In my little home town we did good!!! This doesn't usually happen here ... it's a political nightmare. This election was a little different for the first time in forever. The race for Sheriff was won by the man who's worked there for the last 25 years. His opponent was the guy who retired from the City Police Department, the State Department of Justice and was now trying to get ANOTHER retirement from our County. Who needs $300,000 a year in retirement??? Nothing like being greedy!! Not only that, but I know him from back in the 70's ... and he was an awful representative of the police department then. Thankfully the voters got this one right!!
The other race was for Supervisor in MY district. I went to school with the first candidate, then knew him through the Police Department where he was eventually hired as Chief. When the City Council got in trouble over several matters, they "retired" him. He recently got elected to the City Council and although he screamed that he voted NO on a four lane expressway next to a school, a review of the meeting video revealed he voted YES, resulting in a terrible safety issue for the school kids. He always seemed to vote the way his buddy on the council voted. Thankfully, he LOST to a great guy who is a local businessman with experience in water issues (which we have lots of) and is one of the biggest opponents to the $40,000 EACH in discretionary funds the Board Members get to spend on whatever they want ... which seems to be businesses and organizations that can get them re-elected!! Maybe in my little town things will get better. I know, wishful thinking, but just MAYBE!!!
I have contractors coming this morning at 7:30 am ... pictures tomorrow!!