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Sat, March 23

These incumbents rate another term

If people do difficult jobs correctly, it doesn't make sense to change people in those positions.

Two Republicans are in contention for the Prescott District 1 constable position, and two Democrats are vying for the Seligman Justice of the Peace post.

Being a constable is not easy work. Some have pursued the position and left after one term when the amount of work involved became obvious. Constables serve the papers and orders of the county courts ­ often to evasive and increasingly hostile people.

They work on deadlines and they have to work long hours until the papers are in the correct hands on time. They also might have to act as sworn police officers on a moment's notice. That John Watson is running for another term shows he knows the nature of the work and doesn't find it daunting.

He deserves another term.

In the Justice of the Peace race, June Blaylock has served effectively in the post for the past 16 years and in the court system for 28 years.

It just doesn't make sense to put anyone else in a position where she has served effectively for so long.

She, too, deserves another term.


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