Madison
32° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

A Resolution To Serve

Published On: Jan 02 2014 11:26:16 AM CST
Neil Heinen photo

All right, so we suspect not very many of you woke up this morning and resolved to run for political office. To which we respond: why not?


We understand that in many respects running for elected office has the same appeal as eating less chocolate or a commitment to 6 a-m trips to the gym. But in reality the only way to return public service to a noble contribution to our world is by noble people doing it. And you’re out there. We know it. You know it. You can make it better.


We realize we’ve not given you a lot of time. The filing deadline is a week away. But if you want to do it you can. There are easy to follow instructions on line at municipal web sites like the Dane County Clerk’s office. Races include all Dane County Board seats and two Madison School Board seats and various other local races and judgeships. We too often think there’s nothing we can do to improve the dismal state of politics today. But there is. Think about it.

 

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Viewers drop off sensitive documents for Shredfest

    The WISC-TV studio parking lot was busy with hundreds of viewers bringing their sensitive documents to be destroyed as part of Shredfest with the Better Business Bureau Saturday morning.

    A combined 1,295 cars dropped off bags of papers at WISC-TV on Raymond Road and SVA Certified Public Accountants firm on John Q. Hammons Drive.

    News 3 and Better Business Bureau team members unloaded bags of documents from viewers' cars and Pellitteri Waste Systems' Data Destruction team put the papers into the shredding trucks.

  • Earthquake in Nepal 12

    Omar Havana/Getty Images

    Earthquake kills hundreds in Nepal

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 1,400 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said. 

  • Bruce Jenner

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

    Most memorable celebrity interviews

    Bruce Jenner will talk with Diane Sawyer in a highly anticipated interview on Friday night. Look back at some of the other memorable celebrity interviews from over the years.

Advertisement