Precinct #3 votes Tuesday
The Jackson County Republican Party has a contested race for the precinct three chair, and voting is on Tuesday.
Voters are asked to choose between incumbent Marci Grantland and challenger Louis Kozelsky in a rare contested race.
Grantland believes her record should speak for itself. She’s held the position for two years and says shehas worked hard to boost participation in local republican meetings and groups. Grantland is active in both the Jackson County Republican Party and the Jackson County Patriots, the latter of which she serves as Vice President. She says that Precinct Three should vote for her because she’s been active and productive in the party, whereas her opponent has not attended any meetings or events.
“I don’t even know my opponent,” she said, “I’ve never seen him at a single republican event as long as I’ve been here.”
Kozelsky says he hopes to gain the position and inspire more people to vote in elections if elected.
“I was told that in the last election we had here, only 24 percent of people voted,” he said. “that concerns me. We need more people to have their say than 24 percent.”
Kozelsky also believes that his background in school finance will help the local party and hopes that he can motivate more people to vote, while Grantland believes she has shown herself to be dedicated Republican, a hard worker, and a force for good in the party in the two years she’s been in Edna and has actively worked to grow republican groups in Jackson County, including active voters.
The election will be held at the Dome Gym in Edna on Tuesday, May 24 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.