There may be many reasons to vote for or against the present Walker County commissioner.
To get your vote if it comes down to a single versus a multi-commissioner form of government, consider the following: We like to speak about being a democracy. In a true democracy, we would all vote on every issue; however, we have chosen as a compromise to be a representative democracy where our representatives vote (hopefully) the majority viewpoint.
For the most part, cities, counties, states and the federal government have chosen a multi-form of representation as opposed to a single representative to vote their interests. While a single representative might be efficient and effective and claim input from all interested parties, in the end it comes down to how it is interpreted and the political philosophy of that single person, without the peoples’ other representatives having an input on a decision. A single representative is not how we view governing in the U.S.
For the future, Walker County is seen as a Republican stronghold, and if it remains as a single commissioner form of government, the Democrats will certainly not be able to get their “oars in the water.” It would be in their self interest to write-in their vote for Ales Campbell.
With her election and the possibility of a future multi-commissioner form of government, there is a chance of picking up one or more Democratic commissioner spots depending on how the districts would be laid out. So in the Democrat’s self interest and those of us who believe in a true representative form of government, we should all write in vote for Ales Campbell.
George E. Eckerd, LaFayette