I voted in the primary election yesterday and it occurred to me how many people on the ballot were people I see five days a week, or sometimes have work-related interactions and some who are even my friends. Seems both weird to vote for people you know well, but also good that you can help them. Of course there were at least two who I wouldn't vote for, but they were running unopposed. And of course there was one or two candidates who I don't know personally, but through my job and talking to people in the building I know about and have heard stories.
Anyone else have thoughts about this unique aspect of working for local government?