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[–] Protoss 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

  1. Do you have a careful internet history? I cringe looking back at what I posted on myspace and my 1337 speak on AIM back in 2000-2009 (I don't know why I saved those awful conversations and pictures).
  2. Are you involved in any community projects? Do you participate in any local clubs? 3a. Do you know how to express yourself when any sentence can be taken out of context? 3b. Can you talk while under pressure? 3c. Do you talk on how you feel, or do you talk with facts and evidence? 3d. Can you talk with a stern voice or do you talk very softly?
  3. How do you plan to get funding?

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[–] Clayton [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Excellent questions.

Do you have a careful internet history?

Definitely not. I am human after all. I would try my best to delete my "digital footprint", and the things I can't delete I would hope people would see them for what they are, teenage remarks in a time I was young and dumb.

Are you involved in any community projects?

Not currently. I suffered a backpacking injury before winter started and I hope now that I have healed all winter I can get involved in community projects. Previously I have volunteered to help raise money for the local schools, I have volunteered at a local camp for terminally ill children, and I always offer my hand during natural disasters to help the community rebound.

Do you participate in any local clubs?

Yes. The American Legion and APA

Do you know how to express yourself when any sentence can be taken out of context?

Yes and no. I am as long as I have a clear and level head. I have anger problems, but as long I am able able to keep my cool (which I am learning to do) I am good to go. However, if my anger starts to get the better of me, and I do not catch myself and take a couple deep breaths, I will start speaking before I think. That happened a lot when I was a teenager, but not so much now. (I am 22 now).

Can you talk while under pressure?

Absolutely. I handle pressure extremely well, especially in a debate setting. I was the captain of my high school debate team 2 out of the 4 years I was a member.

Do you talk on how you feel, or do you talk with facts and evidence?

I consider and have been told by many people I am a very straight talker and that I get straight to the point. However a huge majority of the time, I back up every part of my statement with facts. I have facts for almost every stand I make, especially if it is a risky or controversial stance.

Can you talk with a stern voice or do you talk very softly?

Honestly, it varies. I normally talk with a soft "good guy" voice. However, I can develop a stern voice when I feel like I have not made my point with the nice guy voice.

How do you plan to get funding?

I doubt I will need funding at the town level. Once I start my career as an alderman I will start forging friendships that I can use later in my pursuit of higher office. The town I will start in is a town with less than 7,000 people with a majority of them not being politically active. My goal for the local campaign is to go door-to-door and visit every house in the city leading up to the election and put my name out there, find out what's on people's minds, and assure them that I have their best interest at heart.

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[–] Protoss 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thank you for responding! This may be different for your area, but when I went door-to-door to help a campaign, I was surprised that some areas only had 2 or 3 registered voters out of ~80 voting aged adults. Some people have absolutely no interest in politics. Do you plan on talking to every household, or just those with a registered voter? I think that forging friendships while politically unaffiliated may be difficult. Since you're just starting your political career, I don't think you're in any position to over favors or help to anyone. I do wish the best of luck to you.

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[–] SpaceRosa 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What is it you stand for..what do you believe in?

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[–] Clayton [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Currently, I believe in bringing jobs to my city. I will worry about state and national issues after I get my city back on the path to prosperity.

I highlighted my main goals for when I become mayor in this post:

My plans are to bring jobs back. Unemployment is high in the town. I want to create an annual business summit and create goals every year. Where business owners can engage with town leadership, and town leadership can engage with business owners.

For example, if business owners want a tax cut, they will need to increase the total overall work force by x%

I am thinking about going for alderman first though. There are some ongoing city projects the current mayor has started, and I would like to prevent interfering with those projects.

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[–] WowAFreeBeer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are you a democrat, republican, independent or some fourth thing I cant think of?