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Our Views

By The Staff

The deadline is approaching to those who wish to throw their hats into the political ring.

The county clerk’s office will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Unless you plan on participating in select non-partisan races, your opportunity to join the process will be over.

So many people will gripe about government but will fail to do anything about it. Some won’t even go to vote on election.

The best way to be part of the solution is to be part of the system. However, that is not always possible for a person to do that.

For those thinking about running for office, the time is now. Pick up your information from the clerk’s office and research a little about what the job can actually do.

Many people will campaign with ideas that aren’t legally possible or financially feasible. Campaign promises are cheap and they don’t cost anyone anything when they are saying them to their potential supporters.

Those thinking about running should look at the commitment required. The bigger the job, the bigger the commitment. Few elected positions are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. jobs Monday through Friday.

Many of them are literally 24/7 positions where the responsibility never stops.

But for those with the passion to get involved, there is no better place to help the community.

Government has changed over the years. It might not even be as fun as the past as the problems have escalated and the solutions are much more difficult.

We salute anyone who even places their name into contention for an elected office. It is a tough job with much responsibility. Your closet is always being watched and there may even be a few people who don’t like you.

Remember the deadline is 4 p.m. on Jan. 26.