The best candidates want to give back
The Reporter's Notebook
Last updated 10/30/2019 at 9:26am
There are a lot of reasons why people seek public office.
Probably the best reason is when people feel the community has been good to them and they want to give something back. It usually, but not always, comes after families are raised, and there’s more time for public service.
This reason probably produces the most effective elected officials.
Another reason is that someone encourages someo...