As a service to those reading OurUptown.com, each Ward 10 candidate was provided an opportunity to respond to an OurUptown.com Questionnaire. These questions were general in nature and hopefully will provide you insight into the candidate.
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2, OurUptown.com will begin sharing with you their responses.
For full disclosure, I am supporting Lisa Bender in this race and disclosed that to the candidates ahead of this questionnaire. The questionnaire was designed to minimize any potential bias, thus the general question. Comments are allowed (please note that new users or IP addresses require my approval, but none will be withheld unless you are pushing expensive handbags, stimulants, or are being profane. Please be respectful.).
The blank questionnaire is below for your enjoyment.
Neighborhood of Residence:
Relevant Employment History:
Question 1: Why are you running for City Council? (300 words max)
Question 2: What qualities and experience do you possess that qualifies you to be a City Council Member? (300 words max)
Question 3: What issues do you hear are important to Uptown specifically, though perhaps not exclusively, and what will you do to address those issues as a City Council Member? (300 words max)
Question 4: OurUptown readers are a passionate bunch, so share with us one issue that you are passionate about and go deep. (500 words max)
Question 5: What do you love about Uptown? (300 words max)
Question 6: You are likely to find me here in Uptown when I’m… (name is fine but a single sentence explanation is allowed)
Attending an event:
(insert your action item here):
Question 7: Uptown is a passionate community as well, and sometimes with passion there can be conflict. What is your approach to leadership, especially on difficult or controversial issues? (300 words max)
Question 8: I love exploring neighborhoods in other cities. I just got a fantastic tour of North Park in San Diego from a community leader there and it helped me better understand my own community. Have you had the opportunity to experience other places where you learned something or had a memorable experience that you feel worth sharing with our readers? (300 words max)