Editorial: Candidates show democracy still works in area

Editorial: Candidates show democracy still works in area
March 09
05:55 2017

The Forsyth County Democratic Party next week will be voting on candidates to fill vacant seats. One vacant seat is that of the late Walter Marshall on the Forsyth County Board of Commisioners. The other vacant seat is on the Forsyth County Board of Elections.

The Board of Elections seat is vacant because the person who filled it, Flemming El-Amin, resigned to run for the other vacant seat: Mr. Marshall’s seat.

At least one other person has come forth to run for the County Board of Commisioners. Tony Burton, who owns the child development center known as Mudpies, also wants to fill Mr. Marshall’s seat. (See story on page A1.)

Mr. El-Amin would make a good choice based on his qualifications. And he has spoken truth to power, like Mr. Marshall, while on the Board of Elections.

Susan Campbell, former Forsyth County Democratic Party chairwoman, is seeking the seat that was held by Mr. El-Amin.

It is uplifting to see that democracy still draws people to serve their communities in these times. These might not be the only candidates, but at least there are choices. That’s the democratic way.

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