I just voted in our local elections here in fabulous Newport News. The City Council race was pretty intense. A long time member, Bill Haskins, retired opening up an opportunity. Six candidates have been aggressively vying for this slot. It is very interesting watching politics at the local level. I pulled the lever for Pat Woodbury. Will she win? She looks to be among the favorites but some of the "good old boys" appear to be behind someone else. As I get older I can more clearly see the powers who control much of what happens in my hometown. A Woodbury win might shake that up a little.