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Advocate editorial board opinion: Let's move past campaign rhetoric

By By the Advocate Editorial Board
Nov. 2, 2010 at 6:02 a.m.


"The line it is drawn / the curse it is cast." - from the song, "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan

The election is over, and it's time to focus on a future bigger than campaign slogans.

What is also over, thankfully, is the political rhetoric we've been hearing for months and months.

As well, maybe all the political signs marring the landscape will disappear within the next couple of weeks, and we can all forget about elections until the next one in May 2011.

Two of the "hottest" Victoria County contested races were the Victoria County judge and criminal district attorney elections.

We extend congratulations to incumbent Steve Tyler, who successfully campaigned for another four years in the criminal district attorney office.

Now, we think your challenge is to reach out to law enforcement and other elected officials.

Show a true commitment to work together toward a safe and orderly community.

Your lack of teamwork was apparently why the race you fought hard in was a close one.

Now, you have four years to repair any breakdown in communication with our elected and professional officials.

And we congratulate County Judge Don Pozzi upon his re-election to office.

The people have spoken, and they have determined they are satisfied with your leadership, fiscal management and forward thinking.

We urge you to continue holding the line on expenses during these rough economic times, as well as working toward transparency for your constituents.

And we encourage you to carry on good relationships with city leaders for the benefit of all.

Again, we offer congratulations to the winners in this election. And we look forward to seeing you bring to fruition your commitments.

This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.

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