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How would you describe your political beliefs?
Evolving; I like to think I'm open to all sides.
How religious would you consider yourself? I am fascinated by the power of religion to affect change. I am, however, not very religious.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
Where do you stand on each of these issues?
Our communities are facing economic challenges that seem to touch each of us, even if indirectly, and I am eager to follow efforts of those who have creative ideas. In addition, a growing awareness of environmental concerns informs much public debate right now. Balancing the needs of people and our environment looks like a challenge.