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My turn: New faces in Washington and Raleigh

The campaign season isn't even officially underway, but we do know there will be some new faces in Washington and Raleigh.

Some high profile politicians on both sides of the aisle have announced they are not running again this year.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  In fact, I think it's healthy that new people get involved in government on the federal, state and local level.

We already have some well known people throwing their names in the hat for some of the seats that are up for grabs. That's great.  But I'm also hopeful these openings will inspire some newcomers to try to represent our community. I'm all for some fresh faces, ideas and opinions.

With all the money it takes to get your name out there and win an election, the lack of incumbents this time around could be the best opportunity for a newcomer to get elected.    

So if you're thinking about it…this could be your time!

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at

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