I was pleased to see in last week’s Chieftain that multiple candidates are running for the office of Mayor of Socorro. The several responses I got to my housing letter (in the Aug. 3 edition) from people and investors who did not know me personally suggests a broad concern that Socorro cannot afford business as usual.
I respectfully recommend a few questions for the candidate’s questionnaire for our upcoming local election.
The first is on local issues. The latter three have the advantages of (potentially) one-word answers. They would also give the electorate insight on the judgment of the candidates and their commitment to democratic processes.
- What is your vision and action plan for revitalizing the business and residential sector of Socorro, including creating affordable housing?
- Did Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969?
- What is the primary cause of climate change in the 21st century?
- Who won the Presidential election of 2020?
I know that I would greatly benefit from seeing these answered by our candidates. I encourage other patriots to contribute further questions.