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Letter: Elected officials should work to better lives of our cities

Whenever one is elected or appointed to a position of power, what is the responsibility to the people they are representing? Don’t let your environment be used as an excuse for you to do wrong.

Are there people in different positions of power who want to get rid of you so you won’t expose their sinful nature?

The question becomes how do we react to them. Do we try to retaliate at them or not let where you are stop you from being who you are?

The most difficult thing for a person to come to grips with is the truth about him or herself, their faults and failings. Every elected official and person should be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. Always be able to listen, understand and hear the other person’s experience.

Words can be like keys; some fit better than others depending on the locks.

I understand I am the oldest city council member in Georgia. I am a World War II veteran and elected official in Lula, elected by our citizens to begin shaping our community for the future.

Meeting people from different parts of the world has educated me to many opportunities I have now that I didn’t have in the past. When the community of people elected us as your officials to improve our and your homes, it is a duty and a obligation we must take seriously.

As your elected officials, let us not operate from a basis of ignorance but from the word and expectation of God.

I thank God for his blessings for giving me parents and a foundation for me to grow, people to show me and strengthen me to apply whatever means I have, and a God-sent wife to help me and other people in our and their lives to a better future.

Mordecai Wilson

Lula City Councilman

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