most important race in Indianapolis is not at the Brickyard. It's run every
four years for the people of Indianapolis to take an active role in their
city's political direction.
seen the commercials, we've heard the talking points, now we must decide whom
to seat as the chief executive charged with oversight of the combined
operations of the City of Indianapolis and Marion County.
to worry, dear NUVO readers. Perhaps, like us, you find attractive attributes
in all the candidates and you believe they all are good people who love Indiana
and are committed to working as hard as they possibly can to serve its capital
city as head cheerleader and manager. Too bad we can't ask some of the
out-of-work scientists here in the Bio-Crossroads to clone some kind of
three-way love child. No possibility for Mayor Melbalbo? No worries. We can
guide you toward an open-minded and intelligent choice.
our primer and answer a few simple questions. At the end, most likely, you'll
have identified your finalist.
also have to make a choice about City-County Council leadership. We'll prime
the political pump for you and let you settle where you feel most comfortable.
an honor to watchdog the city on your behalf. Thank you for reading.
Rebecca Townsend, NUVO News Editor
have a small, but dedicated team doing all they can to engage in debate and
attract voters. But they keep getting dissed... Before you take our mayoral
candidate questionnaire, check this out.
Those of you with a great enough sense of
civic duty to actually face your ballot will be asked to select four at-large
City-Council candidates who are charged with representing the entire city's
interests and one to represent the interests of your district.
We know that our questions won't offer a
comprehensive treatment of each candidate's strengths and weaknesses, but we
hope this offering provides enough to give you a flavor of their personalities
All but one of the at-large candidates
took the time to respond to the following nine questions:
* What do you
offer as a candidate?
* What does your
district most need from the City-Council?
* What's your
opinion of the 2012 budget proposed by the mayor?
* What is your
position on a comprehensive smoking ban?
* Do you think
the city needs more police officers?
* Do you support
increased funding for public transit?
* Do you think
the streets and sidewalks in your district are in good shape?
* Name one
project that would most benefit your district.
* What question
do you wish we'd asked?
Candidates for City-County Council
Check out the candidates' profiles:
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note: Any candidates not listed above chose not to participate in NUVO Election