Frankford election the next step in shake-up


If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years of doing this, it’s that every town — every governmental body, really — goes through cycles.

Sometimes, that cycle simply consists of things sticking to the status quo, and the same people continue to sit in office to make decisions for the people they represent. The cycle is sometimes a gradual changing of the guard, as one or two faces change every election cycle. And, sometimes, there is massive change over a short period of time, which usually equates to both some uncertainty at the top and raw enthusiasm for the future.

That appears to be where Frankford is at this time.

Many people in Frankford have gotten involved in the Town recently, and that resulted in a massive shake-up in leadership. There have been a few bumps and bruises along the way, as one would expect, but there has also been a wave of town spirit with the new energy and enthusiasm at the top. The people who have assumed power in the Town are optimistic and excited, and if they can extend that enthusiasm to the residents and business leaders of the town, a revitilization could certainly occur.

On this Saturday, Feb. 6, the Town will hold a council election. Four candidates will battle for three spots on council, with incumbents Pamela Davis and Marty Presley taking on challengers Dawn Marvel-Beck and Edward “Skip” Ash. The election will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Frankford Town Hall, and winners will have earned a two-year seat on council.

To help Frankford voters make informed decisions this Saturday, we have included our Q&A sessions, which each candidate took the time to fill out for our readers. We hope Frankford residents take the time to read their responses, weigh that with what they already know and get out and vote. It really does matter.