For the first time in at least a decade, roughly 20 people will vie for eight seats on the La Grange City Council. Additionally, three people are running for La Grange mayor and many county government positions will see contested primaries.
This newspaper applauds that type of civic engagement, hopefully rooted in good intentions.
Rest assured, this is not an indictment of current officeholders. We applaud them for their service, past, present and possibly future.