Can people still get excited about an election with no president and no mayor on the ballot? At least there aren’t as many nasty TV ads this year.
The Missoula County Elections Office and MCAT put the video together. Show your friends. “Like” Missoula Votes on Facebook and follow @missoulavotes on Twitter.
Also, the Missoulian is sending questions out to candidates for Missoula County Commissioner. Please send question suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a refresher, here’s what we asked in the primary:
What do you think the role of a Missoula County commissioner is and should be?
What are your top priorities for Missoula County? How would you work with other elected officials and county staff to implement that vision?
If you could change three things about Missoula County government, what would they be?
What should the county budget emphasize? Please name a specific item you would cut or add.
What is the most important thing a commissioner should do for rural Missoula?
What is the top thing a commissioner should do for urban Missoula?
Does Missoula County need a charter? Why or why not?
Missoula County has come under scrutiny of late for “picking on” constituents in the areas of planning and zoning. How would you balance the county’s regulatory responsibility with the need to work with citizens to find solutions to problems?
Would you make any changes or improvements to provide the public with more specific advance notice of public meetings or issues that will be addressed in commissioner meetings? If so, how, and on what platforms? Twitter, Facebook, print paper, legal ads, news releases, your county website? Other?
How would you balance the county’s needs to float general obligation bonds on the ballot against the needs of the city and schools to ensure fairness for all projects?