Letter to the Editor:

Over the last several months the media focus has been on the state elections that will determine our representatives on a state and national level.  We have been inundated with information, some true, some false.  Who to believe?  What to believe?  We can educate ourselves with not only what the candidate has said, but also what they have done or their record.

Franklin D. Roosevelt said “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” So, educate yourself on our important yet, oft neglected, city election.  In some ways, it will impact our daily lives more than the state and federal elections.  Last week a resource from the Fredericksburg Tea Party was published that posed 16 questions to each of the city candidates.  In case you missed it, the link was https://fredericksburgteaparty.org/election-2020/.  The questions were not biased or leading – so the candidates could fully express their views.

Based on those interviews, I will be supporting Graham Pearson for mayor and Mickey Pool and Jerry Luckenbach for city council.   Why?  – Because each offered practical, common sense, fiscally responsible ideas for solving the city’s existing and growth issues.  I urge you to educate yourself on the candidates and cast an educated vote.

Annette Bennett

Fredericksburg Tea Party