VOTERS GO to the polls today to select Republican and Democratic party nominees for congressional, legislative and county offices from a court-shrunken list of candidates. Here’s a recap of The State’s endorsements in the primaries:Ronnie Cromer
He understands that a legislator’s job is to write state law, not dictate local government decisions, and recognizes that a state senator is first and foremost a state senator, whose job is to look out for the needs of the entire state. Indeed, it’s difficult to understand how anyone who recognizes that the state needs to stop frittering away money on local projects — the main thing that legislators do for their districts — would be fixated on the home address of their legislator. On the whole he has shown himself to be, as he puts it, “a commonsense conservative with an open mind” — which we need a lot more of.Joe McEachern
Mr. McEachern advocates comprehensive tax reform, recognizes the vital role the public schools play in improving our state, and the corrosive effect of paying people to abandon the public schools, advocates difficult budgetary choices, is passionate about getting the Legislature out of local decision-making and wants to make many autonomous state agencies directly answerable to the governor, so they can be more closely watched and held accountable for their performance.