Letters to the Editor

Robert Rockett: Local impact

In the Nov. 11 letter “ Where it counts,” the writer sardonically touched on a point that sadly not nearly enough of us realize: Local elections matter more than any others.

The policies, tax rates, growth plans, budgets, etc., that emanate from our county commissioners, mayors, school boards and sheriffs affect our lives with far more impact and on a much more regular basis than those of any president, congressman or senator.

I don’t mean to discount these national offices. I just wish we would all worry more about what is happening in our own backyards before we concern ourselves so much with the rest of the neighborhood.

Robert Rockett