People in general have a tendency to vote politicians in office and then bash and complain about them.
It is your civic duty to look at the candidates and consider all of their qualifications, temperament, etc.
The shame is the very minority of taxpayers who vote rule the roost. The voter turnout is horrendous. When all is said and done it is a small group of voters that answer for all of us. So we have no one to blame but ourselves.
When voting someone into an important position one should indeed look at the candidate's education, concern for the community and temperament among other qualifications. By temperament I mean someone who can weigh the issues and not evoke a "knee jerk" reaction. In voting, these are only some of the considered things to look for in a candidate.
One should weigh carefully who they vote for, especially for any position that can affect our everyday quality of life.