By: Bob Wright, Civic Association Chairman and CEO
The town’s election season is underway. Candidates are lining up steering committees and building up war chests in preparation for a lively campaign.
What concerns us, along with many others in town, is why elections in a community known for its urbane, erudite and respectful citizenry so often turn into a “road rage” of personal attacks and petty politics.
Election Day is February 3, 2015, yet already we’re hearing destructive negative rhetoric.
As a non-profit organization, the Civic Association does not take sides in political campaigns or endorse candidates for elected office. We produce voters’ guides, meet-the-candidates events, and candidates’ forums to help town residents make their own informed decisions. Our directors and members are concerned citizens who support a wide variety of candidates which is their right and their privilege.
This election season, we call on all town voters to focus on real town issues. We urge the candidates and their supporters to follow an uplifting decorum and dialogue.