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

Joseph

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.