Saturday, June 15, 2013

City to set its course

By Brad Johnson, Columnist
Watertown Public Opinion

Watertown will set its course for the next four years as voters go to the polls Tuesday to select a mayor and five council members. In most years, it is unusual for that all five current council members face the prospect of not serving in city government after votes are cast.

In most years, city elections are relatively ho-hum affairs with many council seats uncontested. Because it is considered the entry level into elected politics, people generally are reluctant to be exposed to public scrutiny. In 2011, as an example, four of the five council members ran un-opposed.

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