Friday, April 29, 2011
Voters need to pay attention to their local elections. Everything decided at the local level impacts YOU.
WHY would anyone run for office? It takes up all of your free time, family time, costs money, causes people to do and say stupid things, there is little to no pay... So it comes down to one of two reasons - they have higher political ambitions (we know how dangerous that is...) or they are trying to protect their PEOPLE and their town. Take a look at your candidates. The ones with all the money and flashy signs and fliers may not be all they are cracked up to be.
Read Mike Norman in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
I count 202 names on ballots for 41 municipal and school board elections to be supervised by the Tarrant County Elections Division next month.
Bless them all for having the courage and dedication to run.
We've been asked about our other picks for council races since our contributors are from all over the metroplex. So the following are the ones we know our people are voting for in local elections. If yours isn't listed here, we don't know them or we are undecided in that race. Don't forget - VOTE Monday. If not for YOU, for YOUR kids!
Here's what we have for you so far:
Fort Worth Mayor - Cathy Hirt
Fort Worth District 2 - Paul Rudisill
Fort Worth District 4 - Lupe Ariolla
Fort Worth District 6 - Tolli Thomas
Haltom City Mayor - Bob Watkins
Watauga City Council - Gary Johnson
Watauga City Council - James Wright
Watauga City Council - Russell Clements
Arlington City Council - Zack Maxwell
North Richland Hills City Council - Tim Welch
Richland Hills - Martha Strain