The idea of “generic”, non political, non committal organizations may be sweet (and safe), but it does not get people to run for office or elected. In a small community such as ours, where there are limited ways to reach voters, and a limited number of people who believe they have the time (or interest) in running for local office, Candidates need help. They need endorsements. They need to know not only why we think they should run for office but that we are going to support them in their efforts.
Yes this is far different then what I have seen over the last thirty-three years as a Raymond resident, but perhaps it is time to look at a new way. Just some thoughts.