While presidential elections get a lot of media coverage and widespread interest, local politics often do not. However, local governments, like your city council, often make decisions that affect you more directly than the president. Your task for this essay is to find an aspect of local politics that interests you and write about it. Has there been a local political issue that merits research and discussion? Is there a local politician whose signs you see around town and wonder: “Who is that?” This essay must be a persuasive argument. You must choose a side of a political issue or candidate and argue for your position. As always, in an academic argument, you must support your claims and ideas with evidence (facts, statistics, expert testimony). Your argument can be a proposal, that is, arguing for some new course of action on a political issue. Whatever your topic, you want to try to convince your reader. You must acknowledge the opponent's view, and present your case. Good luck!
For this essay, you must use at least four outside sources. As always, wikipedia does not count as an academic source. Your essay must be at least four full pages, typed double-spaced in Times New Roman font and MLA format.