ACTion Alexandria wants to know what you would ask the city’s many candidates for city council.
The web-based service designed to help bring together members of the community with local nonprofit groups to solve problems in the city reached out to citizens in a blog post on Monday.
Folks can post their own questions in the site’s public forum and vote for the questions they would like to see candidates answer.
“We'll make sure the candidates see them and work with the candidates and political parties to get some responses,” ACTion Alexandria’s Tracy Viselli wrote in the blog post. “Let’s create a public forum where everyone can see what Alexandria residents think are the important issues.”
Viselli left the following rules:
- Ask questions only! Our focus is on the city council elections and candidates only.
- Keep it civil. Civility is golden here. We'll remove questions and comments that are not civil. You will also be removed for posting them.
- Real people use real names.
- If you work for a candidate, please disclose that. It'll end up being embarrassing if you don't.
- Pontificating, accusations and insults will not be tolerated.
You can leave your questions on ACTion Alexandria's forum.
There are 14 Democrats running for city council. Six nominees for the general election will be selected in a primary on June 12.
The Alexandria Republican City Committee will hold a party canvass on June 2 at Minnie Howard to select its candidates. Incumbent Republican Frank Fannon is seeking re-election. Incumbent Alicia Hughes, who was elected as an independent in 2009, is running for re-election but hasn’t stated if it will be as a Republican or as an independent. Phil Cefaratti is collecting signatures to run as a Republican.
Republicans must file for candidacy with the Alexandria Republican City Committee by May 3. Independents have until June 12 to declare their candidacy with the city.
Fourteen of the candidates participated in a forum April 18 hosted by the Taylor Run Civic Association.