Ron Johnson and Vince Horrigan ran a classy campaign for Chautauqua County executive. Both were fair and kind to each other, while discussing some of the major issues facing residents.
Consider Johnson's comments after he fell short of the top spot: "Nothing ever went negative in this campaign. We stayed positive and we stayed issue oriented. That's the thing we need to do with all of our government, we need to get back to working on issues. I would hope that everybody would take something away from this. What I took away from this, is some of the greatest friends I ever made."
Johnson stepped away from his role as a judge while running his campaign. It was never about him - or the challenger. It was about the issues.
We thank him for that.