Letters: January 21, 2005

County-wide voting for Sussex County Council is important

All of Sussex County is run by the five people who sit on Sussex County Council. There is no Sussex County executive who is elected by the people.

Three council seats were just decided in 2004 and all three incumbents were re-elected for four more years. They were districts one, two and three.

Districts four and five will be decided in 2006, but only those who live in those districts are allowed to vote in those elections.

Is that right? Is that fair? Is that good government? Don’t all the council members represent the whole county? If so, then why can’t the whole county decide who will fill those seats for the next four years?

Bill and Joan Deaver