Opinion

May 12, 2014

Profile series helps readers make informed decisions

— There’s only one week left to this primary election season, and while many readers are thinking “thank goodness,” there are others who are still mulling over whom they will cast a vote for on Tuesday. The Daily Citizen is helping you make an informed decision.

You may have noticed that our series of candidate profiles started Sunday and will continue until just before Election Day. This series, covering contests in Whitfield and Murray counties and written by the newspaper staff, has proven popular in past election seasons for at least a couple of reasons.

It offers the candidates a free forum to get their messages out to the public in a way that stands out more than just a slogan or a sign that reads “Vote for and elect ...” The series encourages candidates to define the issues and speak out on them and to also tell us why they want to “give back to the community.”

For the readers, the stories provide insight into what the candidates stand for, as well as a little about their personal lives, such as learning about a candidate’s family, church and career of choice.

For the primaries, we are concentrating on contested races. When the general election rolls around in November, we’ll take a look at those contested races as well.

For those of you who have your minds made up on how to cast a ballot, remember that early voting continues at both counties’ courthouses through Friday. For the rest of you, we hope to see you at your local precinct on Tuesday, May 20, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

And perhaps again on July 22 — word is there’ll be at least one runoff decision to be made that day.

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