MIDLOTHIAN ELECTION REFLECTIONS
Election Day is always a day that brings out the best and worst in people. And fortunately, this year – Midlothian saw the “best” in people. They came out to cast their vote for city officials and school board places. I believe people were elected to public service who’s heart and attitude is in the right place to see our community grow in a healthy manner.
Here is the kicker … the School Bond was passed. A $97.3 million dollar Bond for High School #2, Elementary #7 and an addition to Frank Seale Middle School. I don’t know what your personal feelings were. Maybe you didn’t want your taxes to go up, maybe you don’t have any kids in an age group that would benefit from these new schools. Perhaps your confused – how we can cut jobs and build schools. I understand all of those concerns – and I don’t want to minimize your feelings – however, the beauty of a community – is we all pull together to benefit of each other. That sounds great in theory until you reach into my pocket, hu? I like the picture of the Early Church in Acts 2:44-45, “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.” I’m a firm believer in the Next Generation, it is always the responsibility of the previous generation to leave the next generation better off. I think now is the time to pray for Dr Stewart, our School Board, and everyone involved in the decision making process as we move forward. Midlothian, it’s time to join together with love and determination to see the next generation of students better off than the previous.
Congratulations to Boyce Whatley in his re-election to serve as Mayor of Midlothian, and Wayne Sibley and Bill Houston in their re-election to City Council. Congratulations to Cindy Williams and Wayne Shuffield for their election to the School Board. Each of these serve our city with integrity and a determination to better our community, they do so in an often “thankless” atmosphere. Because of your service, we want to say Thank You!