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Shannon Sexton: Adair County made history yesterday

By Shannon Sexton
Chair, Progress in Adair County (PAC)

Yesterday, Adair County made history.

Today, I'm excited to see what's in store for us in the coming months.

I've received so many messages of thanks personally and on behalf of PAC, but those "Thank You's" should go out to each and every person that signed the petition, volunteered, donated, supported us and most importantly voted. PAC was simply a vessel to bring the measure to ballot. The voters turned out in force and demanded a chance at progress - for that, my most sincere THANK YOU! I also want to thank CJE Stephens and Mayor Hardwick for standing up for our right to vote and decide as a community which path we will take.

I understand elected officials tend to be less vocal on subjects that are controversial; however it speaks volumes when an official does what's right for the people, not what's right for their pocketbook. My utmost respect and admiration for both of them along with a very small handful of others that expressed their opinion openly.

The past couple of months has been exciting, exhausting and amazing. I've met so many wonderful people on both sides of this issue. Some of us feel like winners today and some of us are disappointed. We should all take pride in knowing the people of Adair County stood up for what they believed in, on both sides.

Imagine what we could accomplish if we all became more involved in what's going on in our community, more often.

If our elected officials stood up for what's right, even if it doesn't seem to be what's popular at the time.

It's my hope that we will unite as a county and focus our energy on things we can do at the local level to improve the lives of our people and lives of future generations.

I'm convinced we can and will do great things - we simply must have the desire to do so and the courage to stand up.

Shannon Sexton

This story was posted on 2016-03-23 11:40:24
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