If one looks at the state ballot, there are large number of candidates with no one running against them…  These single candidates often use their high vote totals, ( they were unopposed) as clout to propel themselves into committee leadership positions…

As voters, we do not have a choice on whom we are given… If the incumbent can scare off all others, more power to him..  But if one lives in Tony DeLuca’s distict, Bob Marshall’s district, Dennis Williams’ district, Rose Margaret Henry’s district, Helene Keeley’s district, Melanie Marshall’s district, Diana McWilliams’ district, John Mitchel’s district, Valarie Longhurst’s district, James Johnson’s district, Robert Gilligan’s district, Nick Manolakos’s district, Bill Oberle’s district, and……

you are not overly thrilled with their performance…( like say they dragged their feet on Bluewater Wind….)

Then leave their vote total blank when you lock their totals in….

By all means as I went over some names on that list, if you are  thrilled with their performance, please help them get their total votes up to atmospheric levels… Get them in charge of something…

Imagine this scenario….  Senate President Pro Tempore….. Karen Petersen applies with 8500 votes…. Tony DeLuca applies with 12.  Please do not give someone unopposed, your vote of approval, unless you are positive they  deserve it……

Our state is better than that……  maybe not yet, but with your help, it will be…..