Today's blog is the seventh in a video-based series so that Stark Countians can get know the Republican candidates (recorded February 17th) for Stark County commissioner for the position vacated by "independent" Thomas Bernabei (12/31/2015) on his being elected mayor of Canton.
The SCPR wanted to do the same for Democrats but it proved problematic getting in contact with candidates Ferguson and Slesnick. Slesnick for sure is out right avoiding the SCPR.
The Report has interviewed Canton Ward 5 councilman Kevin Fisher (LINK).
As a SCPR sidenote, The Report URGES readers to avail themselves of an opportunity to meet with candidates Mungo and Smith together with all other Stark County political subdivision candidates for office in the Republican and Democratic primary elections and, of course, in the November general election by attending a Canton area League of Women Voters candidates forum (LINK) to be held TONIGHT at the Downtown Campus (formerly Timken Senior High School) of the newly restructured Canton McKinley Senior High School.
In this particular series, The Report will be publishing in digestible bites the nearly one and one-half hour videotaped interview of February 17th of Republican commissioner candidates Mungo and Smith.
Today's blog focuses on the candidates' view on the commissioners' reaching out and interacting with Stark County citizens.
Here is the video of that part of the the SCPR/Mungo/Smith interview:
Here are links to prior blogs in this series:
- Candidates' narrative on their backgrounds (LINK),
- Candidates on values/experience (LINK),
- Candidates on the role of private sector in county government (LINK),
- Candidates on their respective motivations in running for county commissioner (LINK),
- Candidates on the part that partisan politics plays in county government (LINK),
- Candidates on changes to be made in how county government is run and the role of the "bully pulpit" as a tool of governance (LINK),
- Mungo on need to repair Foster family program of Jobs&Family Services,
- Mongo on commissioners weighing in on countywide Heroin problem,
- Smith on making government more efficient/responsive (e.g. getting building permit) to Stark Citizens,
- Both on county commissioners lack of power/authority on various issues which come up,
First, candidate Mungo's self-published background document:
Next up, candidate Smith's self-published background document:
LINKS TO CANDIDATES' SOCIAL MEDIA/WEBSITE
Candidate Dave Mungo