Ap­plaud those who stepped up as can­di­dates

The Star Democrat - - OPINION -

As I write this on the evening of Elec­tion Day, I am in­deed anx­ious to learn how it will turn out when the re­sults are tal­lied by to­mor­row morn­ing. Hav­ing par­tic­i­pated in this process by help­ing in a cam­paign for the first time in decades, I am in­creas­ingly grate­ful to have this lib­erty. Knock­ing on doors, meet­ing neigh­bors and fel­low Tal­bot Coun­tians and dis­cussing what’s best for our state, coun­try and county has been a priv­i­lege I had not ex­pected.

In ad­di­tion I am also grate­ful for those cit­i­zens who have de­cided to step up as can­di­dates to ac­cept the chal­lenge and re­spon­si­bil­ity of pub­lic ser­vice. These are at times ex­tremely dif­fi­cult jobs, and for rel­a­tively or­di­nary in­come these elected of­fi­cials risk their per­sonal and fi­nan­cial se­cu­rity while spend­ing valu­able time away from their jobs and fam­i­lies. Let’s ap­plaud them all, as they help us all be­come win­ners through this process of democ­racy! Thank you. MICHAEL J. FISHER Eas­ton

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