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Letter to the Editor - We should expect more from our elected officials


Last updated 8/19/2020 at 8:26am


Politicians are only as good as the words they speak. Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson should take that to heart.

Thursday, Peterson and fellow Commissioner Diane McLean voted to reject an all-mail ballot despite the pandemic and despite the strong recommendation of county election officials.

The third commissioner, Mike Wendland, cast the only yes vote.

Friday I called Peterson to ask what it would take for him to change his vote. He told me he would strongly consider changing his vote if a majority of people who contact him about the issue support a mail ballot. I told...

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