What do you have on your list of things to do Tuesday?
Whatever your list includes, we hope it allows time to vote in Clinton’s special election to fill the City Council seat vacated by Grant Wilke.
Four candidates are running to fill the term’s two remaining years: Scott Bengtson, Sean Connell, April Diss and Brian Tugana. Connell currently is serving the term after having been appointed by the council earlier this year. A petition signed by residents and turned in early last month led to the special election.
While all four candidates bring strengths to the table, we have made it known in this space that we do not support the special election for two reasons — the cost, which will be $8,000 for this election and another $8,000 if there is a runoff, and because the council is tasked with filling the seat by appointment and did so with someone who we believe is fully capable of serving on the council.
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: Clinton Ward 1: First United Methodist Church, 621 S. Third St.; Ward 2: Calvary Baptist Church 1619 Second Ave. South; Clinton Ward 3: Ericksen Community Center, 1401 11th Ave North; Clinton Ward 4: Church of the Open Door, 816 13th Ave North.
We respect that residents requested a special election, as is their right to do so. With the right to have an election invoked, our request is for a strong voter turnout and that those who called for the election place value on actually going to the polls to vote Tuesday.