Leader Blues

Monday, May 11, 2009

EDITORIAL >> Jacksonville to pick mayor

Jacksonville voters have gone to the polls this week to cast their ballots early for next weekís crucial mayor election. If you havenít done it yet, you can vote Monday in downtown Little Rock near the courthouse and, of course, on Tuesday in Jacksonville.

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A list of polling places appears on p. 7A.

This is a critical election, the first real contested mayoral race in 23 years. There is an impressive list candidates on the ballot, and for the second time in this campaign, The Leader has interviewed them. (You can read the interviews online.) Study their answers, consider the issues and decide who would best lead this city into the next decade.

We have our own personal favorites, but today we urge you to cast a ballot for the best candidate to move the city forward. A runoff is likely on June 2, but until then, donít miss this opportunity to help decide the course Jacksonville will take.

See you at the polls.