Saturday, February 11, 2006

Seven Locks fight creates single-issue voters

Seven Locks-area residents are turning against the politicians who they helped vote into power.

The overwhelmingly liberal Democrat neighborhood is so outraged by the county's insistence on building a school that the local PTA doesn't want, that many residents are voting this year against office-holders who support the scheme.

"We said from day one that we assume the real basis for this whole issue may be political. If it is political, we will deal with it politically," Sandy Vogelgesang, a leader of the Save Seven Locks Coalition, told the Almanac. "For a lot of people in this area, Seven Locks has made them into a one-issue voter."