Don Frantz: Ain’t broke, don’t fix it

May 18, 2013 

Ain’t broke, don’t fix it

It would be a mistake to change the town of Morrisville’s elections process. Morrisville, like Cary, already has a good balance of district and at-large districts that ensures geographic diversity throughout the community.

Calls from some elected leaders to change this process to an all at-large model prior to this fall’s elections should be cause for concern.

Think about it: What exactly is broken with the current model anyway?

It’s “confusing,” they say.

Well, how dumb do they think you are?

Let’s be honest. When elected officials – regardless of political stripes – muck with the elections process it is for one reason and one reason only: to affect the results. And when former council members and candidates who lost under the current model are lobbying for these changes, that too should raise a red flag.

Don’t believe the hype, Morrisville. You’re smarter than that.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Don Frantz

Cary

Don Frantz is a member of the Cary Town Council.

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