Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Friday, April 8, 2016

Letter to the Editor,

Congratulations to the citizens of Marshall!! You have taken the first steps in regaining control of Marshall. You are well on your way to making Marshall the wonderful small city we all remember and love. By casting your votes, you have sent a clear and resounding message to the current and future leaders that you will no longer stand by and allow the city in which you have invested your lives, your finances, your future and your history to be destroyed by excuses and complacency.

Ladies and gentlemen, please understand, I have no personal ill-will or vendetta toward any member of the current administration. I am confident each is a fine person with no intent to destroy Marshall. I also am confident that an individual can be placed in a situation for which he/she is unable or unprepared to be successful in that role. An elected official, regardless of the particular office, is a servant of the people. He/she must be prepared to act in the best possible manner, while executing the duties of the office and listening to the will of those he represents. I pray the newly elected members are ready, willing and able to be your representatives.

Celebrate your victory, but don't rest on your laurels. This is step one of a long journey back to the Marshall we deserve.

John Long

Self Employed

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