I emailed the following questionnaire to every town board candidate in Huntersville a month ago in an effort to provide voters with more insight into each candidacy. [I received failed delivery messages from the email addresses listed for two candidates at the Mecklenburg BOE site – William Haigler and Jonathan Hudson.] There was no word limit for responses. Thanks to Brian Hines for responding – even if slightly past the deadline.
Election day is Tuesday, November 7. If you need more information about local elections, you can visit the Mecklenburg Board of Elections website here.
A specific agenda item you want to work on if elected: Roads-Have been talking about some of the same road projects since the time I served on the Planning Board in the mid 2000’s. No reason we cannot move these projects forward quicker.
[For challengers] One specific vote over the last two years you disagreed with and why: [no answer provided]
What is the proper role of town government and do you think there is any limit to what town government can use taxpayer dollars for: Protect citizens and oversee and steward their tax dollars
Should town government select winners and losers in business by providing tax incentives to certain companies over others: We need to encourage Economic Development in our town as it is critical for our tax base.
If elected, which non-profit and/or charitable endeavors do you intend to reward with taxpayer monies and which non-profit and/or charitable endeavors do you intend to deny taxpayer funding: [no answer provided]
If elected, is it more important to you to vote the will of the people (however that is determined) or to vote your conscience (except when the board is acting as a quasi-judicial body): [no answer provided]
Your favorite US president: Ronald Reagan
Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts: Krispy Kreme
Your favorite 19th century French political economist: I do not follow enough to have a favorite. [Frederic Bastiat would have been an acceptable answer.]
How can readers find out more about your campaign?