Mayoral Questionaire

Mayoral Questionaire
This article appeared on November 6, 2005 in the Standard Times
Have you had your fill of politics yet? We’ve covered all the debates, reflected on all the issues. What more could you possibly want to know about the candidates for mayor? Well, here are 10 questions designed to provide a glimpse into their personalities.

Today, we give them 50 words or less to answer:


  1. Whom do you most admire?
  2. What is your idea of an ideal day off?
  3. What was your favorite subject in school?
  4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  5. What is the last book you read and what did you think of it?
  6. How do you help out around the house?
  7. What is your favorite holiday?
  8. What is the hardest lesson you ever learned?
  9. What is your biggest flaw?
  10. What is your greatest strength?

Scott W. Lang’s ANSWERS:
This article appeared on November 6, 2005 in the Standard Times

  1. “My grandfather, my parents, Hubert H. Humphrey and John Lewis (Freedom Rider).”
  2. “Watching my children play sports.”
  3. “History.”
  4. “Willingness to accept less than the best.”
  5. ” ‘Edison’ by Paul Israel and ‘Baseball’s Golden Age’ by Neal McCabe. Both were great entertainment and interesting. I learned a great deal.”
  6. “Doing dishes and taking care of the dogs.”
  7. “July 4th and Christmas, my children’s birthdays.”
  8. “Accepting the mortality of my parents.”
  9. “Demanding nature.”
  10. “Tenacity.”