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Candidate questionnaire, August 09: Constituent communications

30. July 2009 • Murph
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Continuing our candidate questionnaire results…

#2 – What systems do you have to manage communications with your constituents and to track issues?

Greden: I pro-actively distribute an e-mail newsletter to 3rd Ward residents on a periodic basis. Some of my past newsletters remain in the AU archives. I have an extensive e-mail database of a variety of issues raised by 3rd Ward residents.

Kunselman: I prefer to use face to face communication systems when responding to people. If that it too difficult to coordinate with others, then I prefer to talk via phone. E-mails are OK, but they don’t convey the sense of sincere connection to the individual being communicated with – I prefer to have someone look in my eyes and have them know that I’m sincere in what I’m saying. As for “issue management systems”, I don’t have a defined system but I do have an archive system consisting of lot of files with documents and notes lying around the basement from the last time I was on council.

(Candidates Bullington, Anglin, and Rosencrans did not provide responses.)



  1. “Candidates Bullington, Anglin, and Rosencrans did not provide responses”.

    I was going to ask why but they probably wouldn’t repsond to that question either. Lol.

    And the judge’s score—I think Greden wins on this one:

    “…but I do have an archive system consisting of lot of files with documents and notes lying around the basement…” That sounds….a bit unorganized…


       —Alan Goldsmith    Jul. 30 '09 - 06:41PM    #
  2. Perhaps it was the questions? Last year’s questions were more substantive, I think.


       —UMGrad1234    Jul. 31 '09 - 02:37PM    #
  3. Last year’s questions were more narrowly tailored and to the point; these are more open-ended.

    Nevertheless, I thank Messrs. Greden and Kunselman taking the time to respond for the benefit of citizens and I point out to the remaining candidates that their lack of any response does not reflect well on their candidacies.


       —Mark Koroi    Jul. 31 '09 - 04:57PM    #