The voters have spoken. Andy Bench has officially been elected as the new judge of the Hunt County court-at-law. Unfortunately, not all of the people have spoken.

As with any election, many people have voter apathy and choose not to vote. There is a saying that someone is “green” when they are new to something and lack knowledge and experience.

The citizens of Hunt County need to be prepared to see this “green” phenomenon in the coming months when it comes to decisions that will be made in the Hunt County court-at-law. Our society would benefit greatly if people would come to realize that an election is not about a “party” — it’s about a “person.”

Jane Goulding