Friday, December 9, 2011

Do you have what it takes to make decisions for us?

I see in the paper that filing opens Tuesday, Dec. 13, for both Rolla City Council and Rolla Board of Education.

Are you interested in running for public office? Here’s your chance.

Filing opens at 8 a.m. Dec. 13 and will end at 5 p.m. Jan. 17.

People who run for office, even local office, interest me. On the one hand, I admire their desire to serve the public; on the other hand, I’m wary of someone whose ego is so--let’s say “healthy”--that he sees himself fit to decide how to spend millions of your tax dollars, decide the livelihoods of public employees and have both direct and indirect effects on the lives of city residents, in the case of the council, and school children, in the case of the school board.

Do you think you’re so intelligent that you can not only run your own family’s finances but make decisions about other families’ finances, too? If so, you’re a prime candidate for Rolla City Council and Rolla Board of Education.

Filing for the city council is accomplished at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

To file for the school board, go oo the superintendent’s office at Rolla Technical Center (upstairs, Room 224).

We need good leaders, so although I’ll cast a wary eye in your direction, I hope you’ll file.

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