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Letter: Michael Elder
Civic challenge is issued
Sunday, April 8, 2012
In the Bulletin on March 28, there was an article about Vice Mayor Kimble Reynolds not seeking re-election to the Martinsville City Council this Nov. In the article Mr. Reynolds stated “There are other people out there. I’m sure, with a desire to lead and serve the community” who can do so effectively.
I want to agree with Mr. Reynolds, but after so many go unopposed in other local races I wonder if that is the case. I would like to challenge all citizens in Martinsville to run for the three seats up for grabs in this November’s election.
After reading and hearing from those who question the direction of city council, I'm hoping there is no shortage of candidates from the black community. It is my opinion that this is a chance for those who feel that blacks are not being represented or heard to step-up to the table.
There is an old saying “You have got to be at the dinner table to be fed.” I am just like any other person who wants to see everything through rose-colored glasses, but some things are just plain black and white.
With that being said, I will miss the only person of color on the council.
Danville,formally of Martinsville