Thursday, January 12, 2017

Are you ready for another election?

By: Scott Stein, Leonard & Finco Public Relations

With Donald Trump set to be sworn in as the 45th President in just a few days, the November election is still top-of-mind for electors across the United States. I won’t weigh in one way or the other on the results of the Presidential election, I only want to remind people that another election is just ahead.

Granted, the entire country won’t be focused on one race, but the state and local offices that will be filled with the vote outcome on April 4, 2017 are important.

Throughout Wisconsin various municipal and school board positions will be decided by voters in the non-partisan election. Those elected will make the decisions on the local level that impact city, village and town residents in many ways. It’s the local elected officials who decide how your property tax dollars are spent and what improvements are made in your community.

In addition, Wisconsinites will vote for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, where a primary race will take place in February as Tony Evers seeks re-election. 

As a member of Project VOTE of Brown County, WI, I encourage you to take some time to learn about the candidates who will be on the ballot for the February 21 primary and the April 4 election. Project VOTE is a grassroots, non-partisan, volunteer-based organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout in Brown County.

Our local elections, obviously, don’t get the same attention as the national races. But the decisions made on the local level can affect us all in many different ways. I encourage you to learn about the candidates and get to the polls this spring. 

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