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Letter: City’s School Board race highlights ‘dirty politics’

City’s School Board race highlights ‘dirty politics’

The April 27 article “Politics infest School Board race” has prompted me to respond by asking the question: Is the process of signing petitions outdated and just a political tool to remove candidates running for elected positions? Is it denying the voters a choice in certain contests due to outside influences? Is this one more example of why “dirty” and “politics” go hand in hand?

I’d like to develop a process that encourages more people to run for elected positions. I’d like to see more public forums where candidates can voice their opinions and have public response be the qualifying factor in being placed on the ballot. The current presidential race has brought out more interest and voters; we need to keep this momentum going in order to keep our democratic process alive and well.

Joseph Allen

Buffalo