The political races have ended and the final votes have been tallied. Close races have been decided; leaders have been chosen. Now it is time to rally around those elected to represent us — regardless of whether the person you voted for was triumphant.
While elections are important in our democratic process, they can be nasty. And while the recent election was relatively free of ugly campaigning, it is possible there are bad feelings lingering.
We are hopeful people in the Imperial Valley will put the elections behind them and give those elected a chance to prove they are qualified leaders. Whether those elected were incumbents or newcomers, they deserve a chance to show they can represent us fairly and with the best intentions of the Valley and its communities in mind.
These are people who made promises that they would do everything within their power to be strong public servants who will listen to the concerns of those they represent.