1) What do you offer as a candidate?

I offer an alternative to the drudgery of the 2 party

system and a principled approach based on self-government.

2) What does your district most need from the City


The Council could greatly improve the economic

situation on the West side by empowering property owners through deregulation.

3) What's your opinion of the 2012 budget proposed

by the mayor?

Fiscal responsibility is crucial, but I would have

preferred to see less money spent on legal services and more resources

dedicated to infrastructure. The de-funding of the animal shelter is a

pretty miserable situation.

4) What is your position on a comprehensive

smoking ban?

The smoking ban is a violation of fundamental

property rights and I will work to defeat it. Let Indianapolis be an

example of individual responsibility and self-government for the rest of the


5) Do you think the city needs more police


I think Indianapolis could benefit from increased

police presence, but I would work to find ways of increasing efficiency within

the department so more time could be spent patrolling the city. I would

also work to decriminalize non-violent crimes so police can focus on protecting

the persons and property of Indianapolis.

6) Do you support increased funding for public


Prior to World War II, Indianapolis had several

privately owned commuter rail lines serving the city. I believe public

transportation should be user-funded through private organizations. Any

model which relies on tax-payer funding is unsustainable in this economic

climate. If anyone wants to loan me a couple of million, I'll build a

commuter line between the old Airport terminal and Union Station on existing

rail lines. It would alleviate commuter traffic and provide travelers

with an effective way to reach the downtown hotel and convention district.

7) Do you think the streets and sidewalks in your

district are in good shape?

Side walks are few and far between on the West side,

reflecting the car-obsessed culture which dominated the are as the suburbs

developed. We need more sidewalks, and I would encourage homeowner

organizations and property owners to collaborate with city officials on that


8) Name one project that would most benefit

your district.

A comprehensive business development plan to abate

the downturn of commercial property on West Washington St. following the

closure of the old airport terminal would greatly enhance perceptions and

opportunity for our community.

9) What question do you wish we'd asked?

How will you work to increase the Liberty of

Indianapolis residents?

Review and streamline existing municipal codes, demand

fiscal responsibility and accountability from all departments of city

government, increase economic development through deregulation


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