Editorial: Use your voice
Do you worry about taxes, property assessments, bad roads, fishing regulations, schools?
Use your voice.
Please help the Gazette-Journal compile local and state issues of interest to our readers, in preparation for November’s election of delegates, senators, supervisors, school board members, commissioners of revenue, sheriffs, treasurers and commonwealth’s attorneys.
All are on the ballot. All will have the opportunity to state their platforms. We would like to let them know, as well, what is on residents’ minds, and to find out how they respond to these concerns.
Already in: comments on youth and family services, EPA regulations, and local government.
The local government idea is too interesting to wait, and it would be too late, anyway, to apply to the November election.
Our writer, referring to the Aug. 23 Republican primary for the local House of Delegates seat, suggests the following: "We are fortunate (and frustrated) to have such good four applicants to represent us in Richmond. Could we talk the three losers to run for board of supervisors? We may need you more locally than in Richmond."
What are your ideas? You may e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org; send them to Gazette-Journal, P.O. Box 2060, Gloucester, Va. 23061; you may clip the form below and mail it, or write your own letter; or, post them on our Facebook site.
Be sure to provide us your contact information: name, address, phone number. In some cases we may need to get in touch with you for clarification.
We hope to hear from you. If you have questions, please give us a call at 693-3101.