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While serving as an active member of the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, I had the honor of being one of the first persons to be able to vote and register under the 18-year-old statute.
Now about 66 years later, I am proud to say I have never missed a major election.
Since I have been down the road, I would like to express my personal opinion on our status of candidates in the upcoming elections.
I personally feel this slate of candidates is one of the best qualified that I have seen. I know many of them personally, and I would not hesitate to vouch for their integrity, honesty and sincerity.
As a senior citizen, I doubt any of these folks will ever be able to impact my lifestyle in any way, but I have five children and many grandchildren and "I hope" many friends that they (the elected ones) will play in shaping their future.
I hope and pray the voters of this area will turn out in large numbers for the vacated seats, the primary and the general election. We can make a difference and these next few years are critical.
See you at the polls.
W.H. "Dub" Jones