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.

Evelyn Swart


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