Terry B. Jones Publisher, Data News Weekly
As the Publisher of Data News Weekly, I would like to say that I am proud of our community and communities across this great country for going out and letting their voices be heard. While we do not know as of press time and may not know for some time who our next President may be the long lines and people getting out to vote was an amazing exercise of civil engagement.
I know that many are anxious and nervous about the outcome of this election, but I advise you to take a deep breath and reset. For us as citizens we have done our part by voting. It is time to just let the votes be counted and accept the results and regardless of who wins begin the long journey of healing our nation in these divided times. And while whoever occupies the White House does matter; the process of being more civil towards one another begins with us.
Now that I have gotten that out, we also had our local and state elections where we voted for several seats including District Attorney, several judges’ seats, school board and constitutional amendments and who would represent us in the U.S. Congress.
Some of these races were decided and we would like to congratulate those who were victorious or headed to the run-off. There a several races for judge, school board and a hotly contested District Attorney’s race that still have not been decided. These races will take place on December 5, 2020 and we are encouraging all to get out and vote.
Let me conclude for now by saying that whether it is local, state or nationally, we are on the same team. We need to begin to bridges of understanding and civility. I am proud of my community for getting out and voting. And let me say that we at Data News Weekly are committed to continuing our role as “The People’s Paper” and “Lighting the road to the Future” for this generation and future generations of our great community.