Every ballot matters

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Louis Brandeis, the late Supreme Court Justice, wrote decades ago that the most important political office is that of the private citizen.

Certainly Justice Brandeis&8217; words still ring true today but we, as the holders of such an esteemed office do not in large numbers fulfill our one greatest responsibility:

casting an informed ballot on election day.

The endorsements on this page for the Tuesday, Nov. 7 general election reflect our best effort to help you make an informed decision in the voting booth; recognizing that members of our editorial board have spent hours interviewing candidates for office and researching issues and positions, we believe it is our responsibility to offer these endorsements.

No endorsements for local office have been made. These endorsements are not meant to sway the election one direction or another but to simply serve as a point of reference for your own decision.

Unfortunately, all too many registered voters either stay at home on election day.

Worse still, invest more time selecting their child&8217;s Halloween costume than they do in selecting the most capable candidate for a particular office.

What a pity.

Our sincere hope is that the endorsements that follow will spur those that read them to invest time in making an informed decision at the ballot box on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

We hope to see you at the polls.

Tim Prince

Editor & Publisher