Election advice: let’s make smart decisions/ Editor's Notebook
By ANDY NYSTROM
Bothell Reporter Reporter
October 20, 2011 · 10:18 AM
Election signs stolen, cut up and tossed away?
Teachers being harassed because of who they’re supporting?
That’s what I’ve heard over the last two weeks, and it doesn’t sit right with me.
Whatever happened to running a fair campaign and letting people decide for themselves — without others’ harsh judgement — who they want to vote for in the Nov. 8 general election?
Remember, the above accusations are just what I’ve been told, but I think these issues need to be addressed anyway, because we’ve all heard of things like this happening during election season — nationally or locally.
Elections are intense, people get passionate — that’s good stuff.
What we’ve tried to do at the Reporter is give voters a taste of what each candidate is about in the Bothell and Kenmore city council and Northshore School District races. (This issue you’ll find Northshore Utility District and King County Fire Protection District No. 16 information on page 9.)
I hope you’ve delved into those stories and picked up on what everyone’s about.
Take a look at the letters section this issue, and you’ll see that people are getting involved in the races and are sharing their points of view about the candidates. I applaud those writers for tossing their opinions into the ring, and I hope people continue to do so as the election season continues.
Have a say — and vote!Contact Bothell Reporter Reporter Andy Nystrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-425-483-3732 (ext 5050).