In an effort to not lose all inertia, I am publicly inviting anyone who has any interest in Anything But Neutral to choose a political race in Utah and ask the candidates of that race a few questions of their own choosing. When you get responses (or by Friday, October 31st even if not all the candidates have responded) post the responses you receive somewhere that people can read the responses – preferable somewhere that people are free to share their own thoughts after reading the answers. I have asked the following questions from the candidates in House District 20:
- In your opinion, what is the most important job of a state legislator?
- What is the most important challenge or issue for the state of Utah?
- What is the most important challenge or issue for House District 20?
- Based on the best information you have, what ideas do you have to tackle the important issue(s) you identified in questions 2 and 3?
- What is the most important political task for voters to undertake?
Most of the people who have expressed interest have their own blogs where they could post such answers. Some examples of others who have done this include Utah Rattler (House 20) and Thad Van Ry (Senate 23). If you prefer not to post the answers on your own site I would be willing to post answers for other races.