Several people have been talking with me about our upcoming local election since they are aware I’m running for the Seiver County Commissioner Sixth District Seat A.
The shockwave heard around the world with the defeat of the democratic seat in Massachusetts Tuesday by a republican Scott Brown certainly has made it clear that the people want change, but not just any change.
I believe people of our county also want positive change as well.
From what I’m hearing a large majority are sick and tired of the ‘good ole’ boy’ network that has permeated the county for umpteen years.
The new way of voting on individual seats within each district seems proof that those in power would like to perpetuate this ‘good ole’ boy’ network by not having to run against each other.
In these changing times many residents of Seymour do not identify with this train of thought.
There are new and young families moving into Seymour that would like nothing more than to have a voice of their own and that voice does not seem to resonate with those currently in office.
Young life-time residents of Seymour have seen first hand what the current commissioners have done, or have not done, with their positions, and they also would like to see a change.
Seymour residents feel alienated.
It’s time for a change here as well.
Seymour Volunteer Fire Department volunteers place their lives on the line every time they respond from Station No 1 because of the traffic challenges getting onto Chapman Hwy. For years many have been saying there needs to be a light or at least a center lane installed at that location.
Yet, cries by fire department officials, individuals and business owners has resulted in nothing.
None of the commissioners or incumbent officials seems to hear those pleas.
The local Seymour commissioners are Judy Godfrey, Bill Oaks, Buster Norton, Brian Delius and Jim Keener. Some of them are more concerned about an unwanted obscure piece of property for a potential playground that has resulted in a lawsuit rather then life threatening situations.
Where is their concern for the safety of our people?
Where are the commissioner’s care of a relatively simple thing like a site to take our garbage. That property search has been going for years and nothing has been decided. You can’t tell me that an appropriate piece of properly for a great price doesn’t exist, especially today.
The Seymour residents deserve more than they are getting from our current elected officials.
It’s sad, but most of the residents don’t even know who their commissioner is.
Times are different today. People are different. They are tired of being pushed around and being bullied and ignored.
Some of our Seymour commissioners have personal riffs against each other which means that Seymour is not represented in as a unified front at the county.
How in the world can they work together to accomplish positive benefits to the Seymour community – or do they even really care?
The playing field needs to be leveled.
Seymour needs real representation.
The Seymour residents are tired of being ignored.
It’s time to make complete changes.