Wayne County Libertarian Chairman Rex Bell posted this comment to an earlier post that is very much worthy of repeating:
". . . When Susan Bell took office, she cut about $2000.00 worth of frivolous spending out of the Town Court annual budget. I believe that once Conley Tillson and Steve Coffman take office, they will do as much as an Advisory Board can do to control spending. Frugality and fairness are as much as is possible from most non-legislative lower offices. Certainly a Town Court judge can't overturn a higher court ruling, and advisory boards are limited on programs that they can eliminate. I think one of the most important aspects of electing Libertarians to these local offices is that it gives us a chance to show that we can work within the system, and instill enough confidence in voters to support us when we strive for higher, legislative offices where we can work to move government more in our direction. We may never be able to put a hard answer on how much good it does to put Libertarians in lower offices. Just like when we write letters to the editor, or opinion columns, we always know that they might not influence anybody. But we keep writing because we know that one of our attempts might influence one person, or a few people, and then it will be worthwhile. We have a long, hard road ahead of us, and we need all the help we can get, from whatever method we can get it. . . "