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Election 2013: Leaders needed

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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 9:14 p.m.

This spring, Fay-West area voters will go to the polls and select municipal and school board candidates who will be put on the ballot in the November general election.

Now is the time for people interested in their community or school board and who believe they can make a difference to make a commitment and run for a local office.

The first day for potential candidates to circulate petitions to get on the primary ballot is Feb. 19. The last day to file the petition is March 12.

Locally, the mayor and city council seats are open in Connellsville. Several school board seats are up as well.

If you believe in your community or school district and you think you may have some solutions or ideas for change, step up and seek public office. You could make a difference.

We appreciate all that the current elected officials do for their communities. But should incumbents be re-elected simply because no one else seeks the office? We think not.

We know there are people who want to see changes in their communities. We also know there are people out there who have ideas that should be shared.

If you believe that you can make a difference, pick up a petition and get started.

This year, let's give voters a choice in their community leadership.

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