Weigh in on Selma’s future

Published 1:44 am Sunday, November 22, 2009

It’s become old hat for Selma citizens to not turn out and vote. The last election garnered only 24.25 percent of registered voters in the city.

The 3,734 voters decided that all bonds passed and chose the people to run-off for the first ever elected school board. Those are some really important issues that shouldn’t be decided by less than 25 percent of Selma voters.

People still have their chance to have their voice secretly heard.

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On Dec. 8, all positions on the school board will be decided once and for all.

The candidates participating in the runoff are: Chair, Dr. Ann Fitts and Henry Hicks Sr.; District 1, Holland Powell and Roderick West; District 2, Kimesha “Sunshine” Alvarado and Brenda Randolph-Obomanu; District 3, Frank Chestnut and Margaret Hardy; District 4, Debra Reeves-Howard and Udo Ufomadu.

You might not have a child in a Selma City School, but this decision affects every citizen of Selma.

The School Board decides what happens to the system and therefore affects the students. We all know that they are our future.

So when you go to the polls Dec. 8, go with your research done and pick the candidate you think will serve Selma students the best.