Kevin R. McCarthy for Jefferson County Commissioner

Opponents, Frustration, and Voters

KFDM announced today that a former judge has filed to run for the Democratic nomination for County commissioner Precinct 3.

Of course, this guy was asked by the State of Texas to STEP DOWN from being a judge because of implied impropriety during a case.  Yet he got 45% of the primary votes last time.

Jesus… why do I even bother?

I’ve often asked why do we have so many problems in politics.  To paraphrase Tom Clancy, “Why do we elect these people to office when we wouldn’t even feel safe inviting them into our homes?”

Yet time and again, we put them in office and then wonder why they do the things they do.  It’s our fault ladies and gentlemen.

As of 2005, the highest voter turnout in Jefferson County was  almost 89,000.  Out of almost 117,000 registered voters… that’s  just over half of the voters coming out for an election.

So ladies and gentlemen.  If you vote (and I think pretty much anyone reading this does), then find someone that doesn’t vote and convince them to.  Don’t pressure them for a candidate, just tell them to get out and vote.

If those 50% pf the people would vote, then we could literally change the county.  There’s enough ‘unclaimed’ votes for any person running to be elected to office.


December 18, 2007 - Posted by | Campaign, Jefferson County, Politics

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