Coming up in the next few weeks I will be interviewing at least one of the two candidates running for Apple Valley Mayor. While there are many candidates vying for a spot on the council (including incumbent John Bergman), I just don’t have the time to interview that mess of people. With that in mind I decided to concentrate only on Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and her opponent Ryan Richard Moe.
I have already gotten in touch with Mr. Moe and he has agreed to the interview. I have been following his posts on both his Facebook page and his Twitter account and found that many of the links he provides point back to me. While I find it flattering that Mr. Moe shares my ideas I want you to know that, at this point in time, I support neither candidate in any way and will leave it up until after I have an opportunity to speak with them before I will feel confident in making a choice. Based on my reading of his Facebook page and Twitter account I have a slew of questions working their way through my mind to ask him during the interview.
I left Mayor Mary a voicemail yesterday asking for her to get back with me about doing an interview either by phone, in person or via e-mail. The affidavit she filed for her reelection only included her phone number and home address and did not provide an e-mail address or website with which I could link to here or contact her at. You will have to use the archive of Apple Valley City Council Minutes on the city’s website or any variety of other sources with which to pull your knowledge of her prior decision making from.
Even though I have some questions I’d like to ask, just like I did prior to interviewing the candidates for Burnsville City Council, I am asking for you to provide your questions that you’d like me to pass along to them. The same disclaimer applies: I will do my very best to incorporate everything that is asked on this site in my interviews of the candidates but won’t hold myself to necessarily include them all.
So please do read through Mr. Moe’s Facebook page and Twitter feed and comb through the minutes or other sources which you find viable about Mayor Mary and come up with some questions which you feel should be asked of these two in the coming weeks.