Our View Editorial
Once again, the Baldwin City community finds itself faced with a changing of the guard on two governing bodies and the pressing need for candidates to step forward to fill positions.
On the Baldwin City Council, two council positions are up for election in April, as is the mayor’s position, and Tony Brown has resigned his council seat to serve in the Kansas Legislature. Longtime Council Member Amy Cleavinger has said she won’t seek reelection. That means at least two new faces on the council.
For the Baldwin School Board, there are three positions up for reelection. No indications have been made if two of the incumbents will run again.
In these trying times of serious budget problems, we need good leadership even more. We hope there will be plenty of candidates to answer this most pressing call.
The deadline for filing for school board and council positions is noon on Jan. 27. The community needs quality candidates — now.