Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Council/Mayoral Candidate Interviews

Back in August I had the idea that it might be interesting to attempt to interview each and every one of the candidates running for Mayor and City Council. This is the email I sent to all candidates along with their 6 questions:

Hi everyone,

Some of you know me, and some of you don't but my name is Gabe Rollins and I am the author of a well read blog about Worcester's urban core entitled My Five Senses. I had the idea that a good way to introduce all of you to my readers would be to do a short interview with all of the candidates for Mayor and Councilor At Large as well as the candidates for the mostly urban Districts of 2, 3, and 4.

All of you will get the same 5 questions plus one more that is specific to the office you are running for. Starting on September 14Th I will publish two of these a week starting with the district races first, moving on to at large, and ending with all three mayoral candidates the Monday before the election. Along with this I will publish a picture and any website and contact info you wish for me to publish.

I hope you will take this opportunity to make yourself known to a demographic that may not follow the more traditional forms of media and publicity in our city as well as take the opportunity to set yourself apart from your opponents in the upcoming election. I wish all of you the best of luck in your campaigns.


Gabe Rollins
My Five Senses

The time is here. Let's get this shebang going!


Paulie's Point of View said...

Mary Keefe has no idea how to retain the bright minds of this city

Gabe said...

Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with her answer either.

cascadingwaters said...

No School Committee, Gab?

Gabe said...

Nah, too much coverage would leave me a little thin I think. Since I deal with mostly urban issues here I limited the interviews just to Mayor, At Large, and Districts 2,3, and 4.

As a single dude who doesn't really plan on having any kids I wouldn't have the faintest idea on what questions to ask either.