Friday, January 28, 2022
Jan. 28, 2022

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Letter: Take partisan view of city elections


In a recent article titled, “Two vie for Camas City Council seat,” Kelly Moyer discusses the two candidates running for Camas City Council. They believe that for small cities such as Camas when voting for city council members, their chosen party does not matter.

One of the candidates, Jennifer McDaniel, states in the article: “Party politics has no place in small, city government. … Sometimes a decision isn’t popular with everyone, but it is a mistake trying to place political labels on these everyday services.” (The Columbian, Oct. 12). I strongly disagree with this narrow view on political parties in small cities. I believe that we should not close off parties and their views for smaller cities just because they are smaller. We must include political parties as they play a huge role when voting.

McDaniel should focus on better explaining her position and how we as the citizens will truly benefit from her being elected. A quote by James Clear states, “All big things come from small beginnings.” Therefore, we must focus on political parties in small cities as well. Without more knowledge about the two candidates, we must stay alert and stay focused on what we believe, even if it is such a small thing as a political party.