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Get out and vote in the primaries

Primary elections are looming. It’s time to focus on narrowing down your list of candidates to those who most closely reflect your views and opinions about how the county, region and state should be led moving forward into the beginning of this new decade.
We are on the cusp of major changes in Texas and the United States.

Massive budgetary shortfalls and growing unrest grip us on both the state and national levels, and people want to see leadership emerge with real and tangible answers. It will take dedicated, smart and visionary leadership to redirect us in positive directions, and finding the candidate you can trust to be a leader can be a hard thing among all of the campaign barbs and lofty rhetoric.

What is true is that both Democrats and Republicans are faced with the tough decision of voting to narrow down the list of candidates on their side of the ticket moving into some influential races. Most important is probably the race for Texas governor, where Republican incumbent Rick Perry is challenged both by hopefuls across the aisle and in his own party. Many have voiced their desire to see the state take a new direction, with even influential organizations throwing their weight behind the efforts to bring change to Austin.

Perry faces challenges from Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina within his own party and a host of names on the Democratic side of the ticket. Democrats running for the seat include names like hair magnate Farouk Shami, ex-Houston Mayor Bill White, Star Locke, Alma Ludivina Aguado, Felix Avarado, Bill Dear and Clement E. Glenn.

The primaries Tuesday have a distinct likelihood of choosing party candidates for the greater election in November. We would hope that people in Ennis and surrounding communities can appreciate the importance of the governor’s seat enough to get involved in the race through voting Tuesday. The list of local candidates running for judgeships, state and national Legislature seats and other positions is just as important to the way our day-to-day lives are changed.

America’s democracy depends on the involvement of an educated electorate.

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