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Your Views: Let officeholders who leave early pay for special elections
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I would like to go on record as saying that it is wrong for a person to be elected to office at great taxpayer expense, and then resign before his term is up to run for another office at taxpayers' expense. And then a string of people behind him resign their positions that taxpayers elected them for to run, at taxpayers' expense, for the office just vacated by the U.S. representative.

If a person resigns and a special election has to be held, the person resigning should have to pay for it, not taxpayers.

Hilda Mewborne
Mount Airy

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