Beginning on Monday of next week a series of posts will be running which will cover the questions and answers Lazy Lightning did with the nine candidates running for Burnsville City Council during the special election to replace Charlie Crichton. Each of the nine candidates were e-mailed on Monday June 20th, 2011 and asked whether they were willing to participate and if they were they were asked to respond to the five questions posed to them by July 1st, 2011. You will have a chance to read the answers of those who responded and then discuss what they had to say.
The first four questions were penned by Lazy Lightning and the fifth was provided by a reader who wanted to know how the candidates felt they were going to be able to differentiate themselves from Charlie. The other questions are very similar to the questions asked of the four candidates who ran in the main election in 2010.
1. There will be two posts per day Monday through Thursday and one post on Friday.
2. Both posts each day will go up at 7 AM.
3. The Q&A responses are posted in the order in which they were received.
4. Relevant biographical information is included and may offer links to websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts for those that were easily found.
The special election will be held on Tuesday July 26, 2011 and you can find out more information about the election on the City of Burnsville’s website.
Feel free to ask any questions below about the process and please provide any other feedback you have about the Q&A. In addition please comment about your thoughts on asking the candidates how they feel they differ from Charlie. Do you think that this is an important piece to the council or would you have preferred they all be just like him? Whatever you have to say about next week’s Q&A posts go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.