My latest column appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. Lots of figures from the results of Tuesday’s election – because that was really the only thing that was different as compared to four years ago.
Here’s the big thing: if the folks who turned out Tuesday stay involved in the process, they can make a difference. About 4300 more people voted Tuesday than they did four years ago. When turnout in council races is so low – just over 10% of registered voters this cycle – those votes really, really matter. Two years from now, those votes could easily turn the tide in Norfolk, and allow us to remake council.
Don’t go away mad that your candidate didn’t win. Resolve to stay involved.
My thanks to all of the candidates who ran this cycle. Your running will help make Norfolk a better place.