In less than three weeks, voters in Mountain Home (and Glenns Ferry) will go to the polls to elect the leaders of their city government.
In this week's issue, we carry the candidates' responses to a questionnaire we gave them. You'll find that all three of the candidates are knowledgeable and consistently concerned with the long-term future of the city.
It may not seem like there's a lot distinguishing them. But that's in large part because they leaned a long time ago, when all three served together on the city council, to operate as a team. In fact, it's too bad only two of the three can be elected.
When they all served together (Geoff stepped down to get some advanced schooling in government law) the three of them all had their little quirks and mini-agendas, but in the end, in a lesson our national congressmen could learn from, they worked together to try and reach consensus as often as possible. It made for a smooth-running government.
This is going to be one of those rare elections where someone will lose but it won't be the voters. Whoever you cast your vote for will be a quality council person.
But, you do have to register to vote, and then you have to go to the polls (or vote absentee in advance). Make sure you're registered. If not, get over to the courthouse (bring two forms of ID, one a photo ID) and get registered now.
Every election has value. It's your duty to become informed and then vote.
-- Kelly Everitt