Danville Express

Perspective - November 23, 2007

Streetwise

Asked at the Blackhawk Republican Women's forum for Assembly candidates

What do you look for in a candidate?

I like to get the strong indication that they are honest. If they are elected to office, they would do what they said they would do. I'm happy with that. I look for candidates that are electable. They embody the party's positions.

Tracy Wheeler

retired stockbroker

I look for facts. How they voted in the past. If they are pushing for an issue, the need to know the facts. That's about it.

Shirley Meloy

retired

I look for education and experience to tackle the most pressing issues. I'm looking for people who have experience to deal with budget problems. Our fiscal house needs to be put in order.

Valerie Remley

retired investment banker and full-time mom

I like common sense leadership. Someone who knows the issues. I like someone who gives straight talk answers vs. ideological answers.

Jenniffer Rodriguez

political consultant

Honesty. Fiscal responsibility. Concern for constituents. They are important to me. Remember who elected you and work for them.

Alex Meley

retired engineer

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