These locally elected officials posted or openly supported QAnon conspiracy theories

Their elections have led to a divisive debate about whether it’s problematic to have these duly elected people in office if they share QAnon-related views. The debate has prompted questions about whether officials expressing such views is simply their free-speech right, a distraction from real government work, a bad example — or a real danger to the communities in which they serve.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/06/02/politics/local-elections-qanon-community-impact-soh/