I want to make an informed decision this summer and fall in the primary and general elections to determine who represents my part of Lansing in the Michigan Legislature.
The challenge is typified by a few paragraphs in yesterday's Lansing State Journal announcing that Diana Rouse, a Lansing teacher, will run for the 68th District House seat. It was at the bottom of a list of newsbriefs where there were items about local crime.
But, this will be the last that I will probably hear from her because of how political candidates still communicate with voters. She chose to do that through the local paper which will give hundreds of column inches to prep sports, but next to no coverage for local candidates.
That leaves door-to-door, literature and occasional candidate forums. In the last general election, only one candidate knocked on our door, the political mail was pathetically uninforming and I'm not sure where the candidate forums are held.
It's disappointing, but I feel like I can never get enough information to make an informed choice.
Sorry, Diana! Ever think about a blog?