Lead the way, step up to represent fellow citizensPublished 10:54am Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Just nine short days from now, at noon on July 15, the ability to throw your name in the pool for city elections in Columbus, Saluda and Tryon will be gone. Landrum’s deadline to file for candidacy is Aug. 8.
Waste no time! If you believe you have the passion and knowledge to make positive changes for the local community, do so.
There is room for just such a citizen to have a say in the direction of his or her community. Our area has an amazing abundance of educated individuals who have been at the helm of major corporations, jump-started successful family businesses or even managed a well-organized home. People from all walks of life can have a tremendous impact on their communities.
So many of you, through letters to the editor in this very paper, have expressed strong opinions about how our local governments should be run. If you feel that strongly, get involved in a hands-on manner. Be a part of the changes you feel are necessary.
Up for election this year will be three council seats in Columbus and Landrum, two seats in Saluda and Tryon and the mayoral positions in Columbus and Tryon.
Even if you choose not to run for an office, keep your eye on those throwing their names in. It’s important for voters to be as clued into the process as possible so they can make educated choices come election day – Tuesday, Nov. 8.
— Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin