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Letter: Thanks for Civic Participation

To the Editor:

As I was collecting the yard signs this past Wednesday, I was struck by this thought. I thought about our fellow citizens that expressed themselves by running in the municipal and school board elections.

I thought about the time, effort, energy, hopes, funding, and sheer determination they put forth to win elected office and to serve if elected. I may not have agreed with all of them all the time and on all issues. But I was thankful for every one of them. Whether they were successful in their quest or came up short, they put themselves on the line. I am sure there were many motives, but among them has to be a common desire to serve our community. And to those that were elected or those winding up a term in office, you also deserve our support and our thanks. I would not pretend to speak for others, but I suspect that I am not alone in wishing you well, thanking you for your commitment to leadership, and working to make Alexandria a great community.

James S. Roberts

Alexandria