We’re in the race too

And so it begins. Every three years we are asked to choose new municipal leaders and that time has arrived.

And so it begins. Every three years we are asked to choose new municipal leaders and that time has arrived.

Elections of any sort are an opportunity for newspapers to shine and votes of the municipal nature are the most important of all. Over the next month we plan to increase our glow in the community.

The Star news team has formulated a plan to provide the best coverage of the election possible. We will introduce the candidates seeking your support for Nelson city council, regional district and school board. We will highlight some of the key issues and provide commentary on what we feel is important.

Beyond the basics, election campaigns need an opportunity to evolve on their own. Over the next few weeks it will be the candidates who will help shape the direction of the race. These are the people who we will entrust with making decisions on our behalf for the next three years, so it’s important to hear what path they plan to head down. The Star will be with them along the way and let you know what they are saying.

Though we have charted an ambitious course and are enthusiastic about what the coming weeks have in store, we can only do so much. More than anything, elections are about the voters. All of these individuals seeking votes are looking for your approval. This is your opportunity to make a difference so it’s vital you pay attention.

With that in mind we want to hear from you. Our letters to the editor page is waiting for you to chime in on what is most important to this region over the next three years. Elections are a prime opportunity to be heard and you shouldn’t miss your chance.

Good luck to all candidates who have so bravely let their names stand. It’s not easy to lead and the world of politics is often cruel. Win or lose, everyone who has thrown their hat into the ring has made our community stronger and more vibrant.