Our View: Thanks to those seeking public office
Thumbs up: To the candidates who have filed petitions to run for public office, and to those who will file before the deadline passes Wednesday. Every two years, hundreds of local offices are up for election. Public participation is important at the ballot box, but it’s just as important on the ballot. Our local libraries, parks, school districts, townships and cities need qualified people who are not afraid to contribute their time and expertise to make local governments better. Thanks to those who have stepped forward to run, as well as to those who serve now.