Which us brings us to the candidate blog series we’ve been running the past 3 weeks. By Monday when we post the last candidate blog, 13 candidates running for local office will have accepted our invitation to appear here. Frankly, we’re both pleased and astonished at the number who agreed to take the plunge at the height of the campaign season's other demands on their time. While slanderous comments are verboten here, these candidates have taken the risk of being openly criticized, as some have been, and that requires a degree of fortitude in our book. Some of the candidates have answered commenters’ questions. We’d like our readers to know that that’s an unexpected bonus because it was not required in the terms of our invitations. Some of you may have been as amazed as we were when multiple candidates quickly and convincingly challenged the veracity of charges made by two anonymous commenters…which, by the way, relieved us of the need to moderate, another bonus. But the biggest bonus of all has been the opportunity these courageous candidates have given us to be more informed voters this year.
For more information about Norwood candidates, visit the League of Women Voters' smartervoter.org and the Enquirer’s Election Guide.