Agrees with sentiment on local elections


To the Editor:

In the Nov. 7 Sylva Herald, Ben Guiney posted a letter in which he stated “…I hope we can keep Sylva an example of what representative democracy should look like and reject nationally funded organizations in our politics.”

I must say I very much agree with Guiney’s position that local elections should not be influenced by outside money and political action groups. Unfortunately, that was not the case in the recent Sylva municipal election. When we allow outside entities to influence our local non-partisan elections, we have lost control over our community, our political lives and we are no longer masters of our own house. I would hope that in the future, this situation does not arise again.


Luther Jones, Sylva

Jones was a candidate for 

Sylva town board.