Editor: Congratulations to all the candidates in the election. The ones who did not get elected are winners in their own right. It took a lot for them to compete. There is power in numbers so not winning does not mean they are not worthy as it only means people of various backgrounds and interests voted and their numbers were higher. We had outstanding candidates.

I enjoyed the marketing strategies of all. The volunteers put in long hours and sometimes in adverse weather conditions. There was some misbehavior of people removing or damaging signs so it was most honorable of Roy McDonald to offer a reward for the conviction of the culprit/s. Thankfully that is over now and the signs will soon be removed.

Welcome to the new commissioners. Congrats to all the candidates who ran unopposed. Everyone had a fabulous time when Donald Trump Jr. visited Lexington to support Ted Budd. The Dispatch did a fine job keeping us informed. Let's all be mindful how much these people want to be employed and how hard they worked so that they could be gainfully employed and wish them well.

Jackie Taylor

Lexington