Have a Seat

Village Council had drafted 5 questions that were submitted to candidates and answered via email for consideration of appointment for the vacant Blissfield Trustee position. Council members will also pose a gamut of questions to be answered in person at the next council meeting.

Plan on attending that council meeting January 10th/2011, 7:00 pm – 9 pm at the Schultz-Holmes Library.

The candidates that are being considered for the position of Village Trustee are:

Gary Sullivan

Bob Valdez

Randy Kelley

Jae Guetschow

Hopefully council will choose the candidate that the position will have the least personal benefit, to ensure a community wide benefit. How about a little more objective approach and think about appointing someone who didn’t just lose an election. A good faith gesture would be nice by keeping the trust in trustee. If the people just voted someone out of office, they didn’t agree with their politics or policies, why poke fingers in the constituents eyes?

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4 Responses to Have a Seat

  1. Logan says:

    Some people don’t get the point, even after they are voted out.

    • Robin says:

      Is this not an attempt to hang on to power? Common Sense reasoning for the purpose of having frequent elections by Thomas Paine; “their fidelity to the public will be secured by the prudent reflection of not making a rod for themselves.”

      Tis a good argument for term limits too!

  2. Sandy Meeks says:

    Were the questions made public? I’d like to know them. I have always felt that there should be open debate among those who are running, just as it is done at higher levels of government. That is the best way for the constituency to hear, see and better understand whom they are voting for. (in general elections)

    • Robin says:

      They organized the questions at the last council meeting. From what I can remember, Gunter wanted to know what in their view, were concerns they had about the Village? Burgermeister wanted to determine if the candidates were open minded and had the ability to consider someone else’s point of view. A. Ray Jones wanted to know if the candidates supported Michigan Main Street. Weeber wanted to ask why they didn’t run in the election. Navarro responded to Jones, when Jones didn’t understand Burgermeister’s inclusion – Navarro said, “You don’t want a “yes” man, do you?”
      Unfortunately, I do not remember the last question at this time, but I’ll find out for you.

      I agree with you regarding the ability to hear for ourselves, the views and positions on issues. I’m hoping we will get to see the answers in those emailed questions too.

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