Thursday, August 11, 2011

Herald-Journal Meet the Candidates Night

I had the opportunity to participate in a "meet the candidate" discussion with the thirteen other candidates for this office. On the positive side, the number of voters involved is large enough that the Herald-Journal is willing to sponsor and report on this event, as is mentioned in the following article: Logan Council hopefuls state views at forum

It was an interesting experience, and there certainly were some nervous candidates as I sat there watching their reactions. The sad thing is that it was hard to tell who was the audience and who were the featured speakers as the current field of candidates is really quite large.

I expressed some opinions on what I felt were some major topics, of which I hope to address in a future blog post. I learned quite a bit about my opponents, in some ways based upon what they didn't say and in more subtle ways in terms of how they responded rather than what they actually said. I just hope that more voters of Logan actually got to see this, at least watch the video and perhaps at least read the article.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back in the race again

I debated with my wife and kids about running for office again. It does seem to take a bit out of you to run for office and stick yourself out into the public eye, so it wasn't exactly a light decision. What ultimately got me interested in running for office was to have at least somebody who represents the citizens of the west side of Logan, or at least try to add some balance to the list of candidates that I saw.

Running for public office is an interesting experience I would recommend that every citizen have the opportunity to experience at least once in their life. It is a worthwhile experience so far as you do get to express your concerns and people do genuinely listen to you regardless of if they vote for you or not.