Thanks, all of you can­di­dates, for putting your ideas out there

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - FORUM / STATE / DEAR ABBY FORUM -

It hurts to lose, no mat­ter how good a sport you are and how much self es­teem you man­age. So it costs some­thing to run for elected of­fice, big or lit­tle, even if you don’t in­vest a penny’s worth in funds.

So we say thanks to all can­di­dates, no mat­ter how they polled Tues­day for putting your ideas out there. If the def­i­ni­tion of some­one’s can­di­dacy didn’t win her or him an of­fice, it cer­tainly helped de­fine the vic­tor’s po­si­tions.

We noted some healthy ex­changes in ideas dur­ing can­di­date fo­rums. We’re an ami­able peo­ple, here in Yuba-sut­ter, but we still have our dif­fer­ences. There were can­di­dates who out-and-out dis­agreed on some points or of­fered up per­spec­tives and so­lu­tions quite dif­fer­ent than com­peti­tors. Even though one side lost the elec­tion, they helped democ­racy hap­pen.

Win or lose, your par­tic­i­pa­tion in the elec­tion process helped us sharpen fo­cus.

Thanks, can­di­dates.

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