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Vote in the June 5 Primary

Woman Writing Letter

Less people are expected to vote during this year’s midterm elections than during a presidential year.

I don’t agree with letting others decide who will represent us in government and encourage Democratic voters to turn out during the June 5 primary. Early voting begins in about five weeks.

I encourage Republicans to vote as well, however, I’m a Democrat.

Races to watch in the Democratic primary are governor, secretary of state, state senator and county supervisors.

Six gubernatorial candidates filed nominating papers for governor. They are Nate Boulton, Cathy Glasson, Fred Hubbell, Andy McGuire, John Norris and Ross Wilburn. Check them out! They each have distinct talents to bring to the governor’s office. To my knowledge, Norris is the only one who held an event in Solon, and that’s who I plan to support.

There are two candidates for secretary of state, Deirdre DeJear and Jim Mowrer.

State Senator Bob Dvorsky is retiring. Four Democrats filed nominating papers to replace him. They are Eric Dirth, Zach Wahls, Janice Weiner and Imad Youssif. All except Youssif held events in Solon. All are expected to hold more. I’m supporting Wahls. Who will you support?

The filing period for county supervisor closes March 28. Presently three Democrats are running: Mike Carberry, Pat Heiden and Janelle Rettig. I’m supporting Janelle Rettig and waiting until after the auditor releases the final candidate list to decide who will get my second vote.

Democracy is participatory. Please vote in the June 5 primary.

~ Published in the March 29, 2018 edition of the Solon Economist.