All politics is local, and some of it is downright familial. Although the turnout for last week's local elections was tiny in places--11% of eligible voters in New York City cast a ballot--each electorate made itself heard in its own special way:
Fulton County, N.Y.: Eugene and Carol Reppenhagen ran against each other for a council seat, while divorcing. He won. She still celebrated: she got married.
Grand Junction, Iowa: Theodore Herrick, 19, and his dad Gerold were elected to the five-member city council.
Pennsylvania: Two dead candidates were re-elected.
King County, Wash.: David Irons Jr. defeated his sister Di in...