Election season is a lot like springtime, when lots of colorful blooms spring up along the roadsides—except that now, the color isn’t plant material but advertisements for candidates seeking positions in the upcoming election. Casting a vote is a lot like buying a plant in that our decision on what to buy is based on how a particular kind of plant has performed for us in past gardens.
Sure, it’s a lot of fun to flip through seed catalogs and read about the newest wonder tomato or the most brilliant petunia plants ever, but when the day comes for me to make a selection of what plants to rely on for sustained performance, I choose “Proven Winners,” plants that have been thoroughly tested in all sorts of growing conditions and have that stamina.
This November, Gloucester voters will have the opportunity to vote on two Constitutional offices whose incumbents are running for reelection, the Sheriff and the Treasurer. The incumbents i...
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