Compiled by Enterprise intern Corey L. Frost We asked residents and visitors in Leland: Which are more important, local or national elections?
“National because it affects the whole United States. It’s all about the big picture.” Douglas Jones, Wheeling, Ill. pictured with his wife Sally
“National because the big issues are usually handled at the national level.” Julie Rose Poremba, Highland, Ind.
“National because it’s a much bigger scale and it affects more people.” Don Bode, Lakeview, Mich.
“National because they affect the overall economy of the country.” James Schlaudt, Rockford, Mich.
“Local in a sense that, that’s where it all starts to build, and the local elections can influence the national.” Ann Fisher, Lake Leelanau
“National. I think all the local people are, by and large, wonderful people so it doesn’t matter as much. But the really power hungry people — they’re after national positions, so those are the ones you need to weed out.” Jane Ditri, Lake Leelanau