Marlboro residents might know Clarence Boston as an iconoclastic orchardist with a passion for apples that is matched by his deep knowledge about them. They might not know that he is equally steeped in and passionate about our political system.
From his days as a congressional page to U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill onward, Boston has learned to appreciate the value of laws and how they can keep our electoral system functioning and serving us.
Even when we find ourselves in disagreement or even disgusted with the general tenor of our government, we still need to honor the parts of the system that maintain its integrity.
Clarence is running to be a justice of the peace because of his respect for elections and his commitment to seeing them carried out well. I hope that Marlboro voters will consider his candidacy.