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While you may know where President Joe Biden stands on vaccine mandates, or what Mitch McConnell’s stance is on raising the debt limit, do you know who’s running for Southampton Town Council? Can you name your current sheriff or town highway superintendent?
It wasn’t that long ago when I couldn’t answer those questions. Why? I didn’t know how much local elections affected me. And the truth is, many of us don’t.
I now realize that local officials have a significant impact on the quality of our lives. The pandemic has shown us the importance of electing leaders at every level who put our health and safety first. Across the country, state and local officials are making critical decisions daily that directly impact the health and welfare of their communities.
Southampton Town leaders are directly responsible for protecting our environment and coastal waters, improving and maintaining our roads and highways, planning and funding infrastructure investments, increasing workforce housing, reducing crime and … [more]