If you have an opinion on a local, state, national or world topic, send it to us for possible publication. 

OPINION 

John Murphy, the Dubuque County Recorder who was recently reelected, has announced his resignation. This creates the need for a special election, or for the appointment by the County Board of Supervisors of a temporary replacement. Voters should insist that this appointment be made AFTER the new Board is seated in January.