It's not easy in the public eye

By Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor

It's never easy being an elected official.

People who run for city councils, school boards, county boards or even the state legislature know all about that. No matter what they do, it seems that a good portion of the public is quick to criticize. Whenever spending is cut in one area, people who are affected by the cuts in programs accuse them of being uncaring or having no vision. Increase spending in one area, and you get accused of being reckless with tax dollars, playing favorites or pandering to special interests.

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