Jan 26, 2010
From the desk
by Amanda Sullivan
For as long as I can remember, I have had a vested interest in politics, both locally and nationally. I blame my parents for this obsession. I can remember watching and discussing the 2000 presidential election with my dad when I was about 12 years old. I am fairly certain that I have watched every presidential election since my birth because my parents have done so, but the 2000 election is the first time I remember forming my own opinion.
As editor in chief, I feel that it is important for me to inform you on my stance about voting to set the stage for the rest of the semester. The Champion staff has adopted the idea of informed voting as its pet project. The staff will be employing its journalistic skills by investigating the local politics of Lynchburg.
The Champion staff’s goal is to provide you, the student or reader, with the information needed for you to accurately and effectively form your own opinion. One of the ways we plan to inform you is by offering candidate profiles as the May 4 election draws near.
Although The Champion staff will be conducting its own research and surveys to prove to students why they should vote locally and why they have a right to vote locally, we encourage you to not take our word on the subject matter, but to do your own research regarding the issues.
The article series will appear in the News section each week, starting with the next edition. We encourage you to e-mail your questions and comments to us.
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