Listen Camas citizens…what’s that sound?
Could it be the rumblings of political discontent for the first time in years? In our ever polite community, where city council and school board races go unchallenged for many years, are there finally some folks who aren’t content to bow courteously to incumbents?
Well, the rumbling we hear isn’t exactly earth shattering. All three Camas school board positions up for re-election are uncontested. Most years that’s par for the course.
But over at Camas City Hall, come January 2012, there could potentially be three newcomers, including a new mayor to the council/mayor lineup.
And while it’s always nice to see ambitious, fresh new faces, you have to wonder what the motivation is for these folks. Political ambition? A desire to shake things up? Money?
Or is it, hopefully, a chance to offer new ideas and serve their community?
The timing for these challenges is curious too. Why in this election season do we see folks stepping forward in Camas? In years past Camas was the wonderful little city where the grass was green, the streets were clean, the schools were wonderful and the crime rate was low. Then, aspiring elected officials were not hard to come by.