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January 30, 2014

Editorial: Run for office and make a difference

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Derry is not being well served by this current iteration of the Town Council.

Fortunately, citizens have a ready solution at hand -- the ballot box.

So far, two candidates have announced their intentions to run for the open seats. Newcomer Joshua Bourdon plans to run for the at-large Town Council seat and David Fischer signed up for the District 3 position.

We encourage more interested Derry residents to join the fray.

The process is simple. An interested party must file a declaration of candidacy with the town clerk by the deadline tomorrow, Jan. 31. Candidates must be registered voters age 18 or older and have lived in Derry for at least one year. The candidate for the District 3 seat must live in the district.

It’s easy to sit back and complain about the quality of Derry’s governance. It’s quite another thing to do something about it.

We encourage concerned Derry residents to take the harder route: Get out and run for public office. Make the case to your fellow voters. And, when elected, do what it takes to get the town back on track and moving forward.

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