MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

April 2, 2012

Change is up to you

— Today’s runoff elections for three seats on the Muskogee City Council offers citizens the opportunity to help determine our city’s future.

It is not too late to get involved and make your voice heard.

Less than 17 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the general election Feb. 14.

However, the winners of these three races eventually will help make decisions that will affect 100 percent of Muskogee citizens.

One of the frequent concerns you hear around town is that Muskogee is run by a few “good old boys.”

When only 17 percent of registered voters bother to cast a ballot, the culture at City Hall will never change.

If only 17 percent of registered voters bother to cast a ballot, then the city is being run by a few.

Voters have an opportunity to determine what kind of voice is heard at City Hall.

Muskogee already has a new mayor and one new councilor.

Muskogee could wind up with as many as three new councilors.

If you want change, you must be a part of change.

Your part is to vote.

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