Make your voice be heard Nov. 4

Jim MasonLogan County voters face a unique situation in many ways Nov. 4 at the polls.

Local contests are sure to see a fruitful tally with the help of the Presidential contest, which means a greater number to weigh in on our future.

The battle which seems to be front and center is the race for Logan County Sheriff. Both candidates offer experience and have vowed change to guide the agency forward. Andy Smith and Ron Murray have the best intentions for our community and let’s hope they bring their vision to this high-ranking position.

The Logan County Commissioner’s race is just as vital for our community, with John Bayliss, Don Bradley and Bruce Lile contending for a seat.

Another race which has been off the radar, but is equally as important, is that of juvenile judge. Incumbent Mike Brady is the lone candidate on the ballot, but write-in candidate Ed Dougherty has put his name in the ring.

Riverside schools face a test with a 2-percent earned income tax levy which would replace the current .75 percent income tax levy that expires at the end of next year.

Four other school districts, Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake and West Liberty-Salem seek renewal of existing levies.

Additionally, several local issues face voters in county villages and townships.

Regardless of who you support or whichever issue you’re eyeing, showing up and voting is something everyone should do Nov. 4.