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Political interest picking up as first primaries approach

With less than a month before the first party primaries, the2007 election season is in full swing. Political rallies anddebates are becoming more frequent as the days count down towardthe first opportunity for voters to cast their ballots thisyear.

On Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Railroad Avenue parking lot acrossfrom The Inez, The DAILY LEADER is offering a chance for voters tomeet and hear from candidates. More than 40 office-seekers in thisyear’s elections have signed up to address the audience.

Also, the newspaper this week is continuing its question andanswer sessions with candidates.

Readers have already heard from candidates for House District 92and for District Two Supervisor. Today begins the series withDistrict Three Supervisor candidates.

Next Sunday will start with questions of District Fourcandidates and followed the next week by those seeking the DistrictFive seat. The sheriff’s race will be featured beginning Sunday,July 29.

We applaud those candidates who have stepped forward toparticipate in political rallies and to answer questions fromvoters. We also encourage voters to take note of those candidateswho have chosen to not make themselves available.

Having an informed public and a responsive government leads tobetter service for everyone. Political rallies like those beingheld throughout the area offer voters a chance to learn and decidewho is best suited for elected office.