When you have an election ballot in front of you, you have a list of positions, a listing of candidates and a marker to fill in a circle next to one or more names. Or you may have a ballot question to answer yes or no. How do you decide to cast your vote?
To help you make your choice, I have offered to meet with all the candidates. My purpose is to hear directly from them about their background and their views on the issues Franklin faces that that they will work to resolve on our behalf.
This is not an endorsement of any candidate. This is an information sharing exercise.
I will ask the same set of questions of each candidate so that you should have some common ground to make your decision. The questions I propose to start with are as follows:
1 - Tell me a bit about yourself, your family and your life here in Franklin?
2 - What experience or background will help you to serve in this role? or What do you think makes you a good candidate to fulfill this role?
3 - What do you see as your role’s biggest challenge and do you have any suggestions on how we can resolve it?
If you have some suggestions, I’d like to hear them. I may find during the course of the interviews that I should tweak the questions. If I do that, I’ll post the updated questions here.