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Old-school politicians need to get the boot

Posted on July 21, 2021

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The Butner-Creedmoor News welcomes letters to the editor of 350 words or fewer. Letters should be signed with the writer's name and hometown. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Phone numbers are not published. Email your letter to the editor to editor@butnercreedmoornews.com.

Unless you happen to like expensive water bills, poor water quality and low-performing schools, you might want to start thinking seriously about who you vote for in the next local election.

My point was actually stated eloquently in a letter from the Baines’ (“School board stuck in a box,” July 9, 2021), when they employed one of my favorite definitions: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different outcome.”

This is what has been happening with our local officials. School boards and city commissioners have been run by the same people for years. People keep voting them in, and things just keep getting worse — now to the point that the results of poor management can no longer be hidden.

South Granville Water and Sewer Authority is in a financial mess. Some of our schools are closed and others are about to be. Some were even found to have excessive mold. Even when they were open, performance was low.

Yet, many of those sitting in positions to influence these issues, have been “sitting” for years. How long does it take to realize new, fresh, visionary individuals need to be seated?

No matter how well intended they have been, results don’t lie, so come next election, make it a point not to vote for familiar names. Rather, choose someone entirely new.

It’s time to try someone new! They couldn’t make it much worse.

John Mayo

Butner

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