Editorial: Important time to vote in Havelock

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 04:06 PM.

You see, hear and read about it frequently as the first Tuesday in November rolls around, and we suppose that the frequency of the message may just lose its effectiveness.

That won’t stop us from delivering that message anyway.

It’s typical when any election rolls around that the importance of voting is stressed. You may even hear such rhetoric that the upcoming election is the most important of recent memory.

We don’t buy into that type of hype. After all, we believe every election is important and that no election is any less or more important than another.

That is the case with Tuesday’s election for mayor and the Board of Commissioners in Havelock. It’s important. It always is.

Voters will elect the city’s mayor for the next four years. Now the mayor does not get a vote on the five-member Board of Commissioners but he carries weight. The mayor looks to guide the board members and the city in a direction he or she sees, and no doubt the mayor is the face of any city.

Incumbent mayor Jimmy Sanders is facing off against Will Lewis, a two-term city commissioner who has decided he would like to guide Havelock from the mayoral seat.

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