The Republican Candidate Questionnaire

The Republican recently sent a survey to all the candidates. Below are my responses (limited to 100 words per questions). 1] Amherst North Common What are your thoughts on the “preferred concept” recently submitted by the planning department? The re-design of the North Common is intended to last more than 50 years. It needs to … Continue reading "The Republican Candidate Questionnaire"

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Amherst Bulletin General Election Survey

The Amherst Bulletin recently sent the candidates a questionnaire. Our answers were limited to 40 words. Here are mine. Hometown: Amherst (I grew up in Montgomery County, PA; went to school in Cleveland, OH; and prior to settling in Amherst, lived in Waltham, MA, Somerville, MA and Boulder, CO) Education: J.D. (2003), Case Western Reserve … Continue reading "Amherst Bulletin General Election Survey"

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Arts Night Plus Candidate Questionnaire

Amherst Arts Night Plus recently sent all Town Council candidates a questionnaire about the candidates’ views on arts and culture in Amherst. Being an amateur musician, this excited me. I just finished serving 6 years on the Pioneer Valley Symphony Board of Directors (3 as president) and have played in the symphony as a violist … Continue reading "Arts Night Plus Candidate Questionnaire"

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Amherst Forward’s General Election Candidate Questionnaire

Amherst Forward recently sent all candidates for Town Council appearing on the November ballot a new questionnaire. This one, unlike the first, asked open-ended questions (yeah!). It also had a fairly generous response limit (1300 characters), unlike some other questionnaires the candidates have received. Below are my responses. The new Town Council will need to … Continue reading "Amherst Forward’s General Election Candidate Questionnaire"

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The original Amherst Forward Questionnaire – My Responses

As I’ve been out talking to residents in Amherst, I’ve been getting asked about Amherst Forward. Many of those questions have been about the original questionnaire sent out back in June to all of the declared candidates for the preliminary election. So, at the urging of one resident, I am putting my thoughts out there. … Continue reading "The original Amherst Forward Questionnaire – My Responses"

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League of Women Voters – General Election Guide

The League of Women Voters is publishing another election guide. They’ve asked all the candidates new questions. Below are my responses, which were limited to 40 words each. What should Town Council do to develop a diverse and representative pool of qualified candidates for the Planning Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and other committees … Continue reading "League of Women Voters – General Election Guide"

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Daily Collegian – Town Council Candidate Questionnaire

Thank you to the Daily Collegian for its interest in the Town Council election and for publishing candidate responses to their questionnaire. Below are my responses (we were limited to around a total of 300-400 words). Look for the Daily Collegian article soon! What previous experience qualifies you for the office you are seeking, i.e. … Continue reading "Daily Collegian – Town Council Candidate Questionnaire"

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Sierra Club of MA – Candidate Questionnaire

The Sierra Club of MA recently sent a candidate questionnaire to all Town Council candidates. Below are my responses. Energy and Global Warming 1. Municipal Reductions in Greenhouse Gases: Local governments have a clear mandate to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and advance green initiatives. The United States is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, despite … Continue reading "Sierra Club of MA – Candidate Questionnaire"

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The Springfield Republican – Candidate Survey

The Springfield Republican recently sent the Town Council candidates a candidate profile and survey with five questions. Look for all the candidate answers soon in the paper. But, in the meantime, here’s how I responded.     1] Why are you running, and what will be your priorities if elected? I am running to advocate … Continue reading "The Springfield Republican – Candidate Survey"

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Mothers Out Front – Sustainability and Diversity Survey

Mothers Out Front recently asked all candidates for their positions on sustainability and diversity. I am thrilled that many groups are asking these questions ahead of the election. You can find all candidate answers here. My answers are below. Amherst, Northampton and Pelham are currently discussing Community Choice Energy. Is this an idea you support? … Continue reading "Mothers Out Front – Sustainability and Diversity Survey"

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