We need to elect someone to the County Commission whose heart is not hard to the needs of the people. We need to elect someone who cares how people are treated, who cares how funds are spent to make sure that in bad times, we address the crises that people face and in good times, set funds aside for the bad times to come. We need someone who adjusts priorities to the reality. Politics isn’t about left, right, or center. It is about trying to do right by people. Politics must be sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people’s lives. Not only must we grow the economy; we must grow the quality of our lives. Self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, are not just ideals, but the real test of a community.