Getting to work after the election

Published 8:01 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday in Troup County and across the state, voters made their opinions known on who the new governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state legislature representatives should be in Georgia.

Of course, a few of those races may still go on for another few weeks, depending on whether a run-off is needed. To those who did win on Tuesday night, congratulations.

Running for office is not an easy task, and it’s one most people aren’t brave enough to take on. No matter what, it involves making heavily scrutinized decisions in the public eye. It’s not for everyone. But now that the election is over — or at least mostly over — we hope everyone can come together for the betterment of our state.

Leading up to this election, there’s been a lot of talk down party lines. Democrats, Republicans, and everyone that falls in between have argued back and forth for months on social media and have campaigned hard for their candidates.

But now is the time to forget all of those and work with one another. It’s important to remember that regardless of which political party we lean toward, we are all Georgians at the end of the day. For this state to be the best it can be, candidates need to roll up their sleeves and get to work and the rest of us need to get behind the winners.