:: Monday, September 06, 2004 ::
Champaign County Board Seat
One of the seats for County Board District 8 (which covers most, if not all, of the dorms), is up for election. The inbumbant, Jenny Putman, was elected in 2000 as part of a historic Democratic majority that, for once, listened to students. While the county board is admittedly boring, they do make appointments to tons of boards to make sure the water runs, the toilet flushes, and that your other utilities aren't ripping you off. She's up against a Republican and a Green. As much as I love the idea of multiple parties, in a race so important to student interests, I can only urge you NOT to vote Green in this race and to vote Democratic instead. All too often, a vote for a Green candidate is a vote for the Republicans, as the good people of Florida discovered in 2000. District 7, which comprises the far Western edge of campus and those parts off a few blocks past the tracks, has two Democratic incumbents up for re-election, with a similar situation. Keep the Dems in power in Champaign County - Vote Democratic.
:: The Squire 10:11 PM :: email this post :: ::