I was pleased when the Wallowa County Commissioners’ election became nonpartisan.
Until then, I had felt that the county commissioners did not represent people of their opposite political party. When the election turned to nonpartisan, I thought it was good that I and others like me would be listened to.
Unfortunately, now I hear that some people are still being encouraged to vote for local candidates because of their political affiliation. I hope that someday our small county can come together and pay attention to the needs of the whole county.