Please limit your response to each of the following questions to about 75 words.
1. To an outsider, how would you describe the region you wish to represent? What is it like geographically, economically, politically and socially?East Salem is a beautiful residential and business area. It is close to downtown yet it still feels like the countryside. We have diverse groups of people, cultures, private and public schools, and social economic standards. East Salem neighborhood is active in the community and cares about our streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, parks and the environment. 2. When did you decide to run for this office, and why?
I decided to seek office in November 2103. I am running for the Salem City Council because I care deeply about serving the common good of my beloved Salem community and my adopted home country the !nited States of "merica. Serving on the Council is a #ay for me to give back to this community and country that have #elcomed me and given me so much. "s someone #ho immigrated to the !nited States then became a !S citi$en I believe in the "merican %ream. I also believe there is a need for someone like me on the City Council #ho understands firsthand the aspirations and struggles of the immigrant life and of all those from the four corners of this globe #ho come to Salem for #ork or study.
3. How much will your primary campaign cost (please be specific)?$926.324. Who are your key endorsements from within the Mid-Valley?
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5. Have you ever been convicted of a crime, been disciplined by a professional licensing board/organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give the details.No.6. Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your taxes or other major accounts, or been sued personally or professionally? If so, please give the details.No.7. Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent(s)? Be specific.I am sincere and I care about this community. From the beginning I have made a decision not to take money from special interest groups because I do not want to be polarized. I am not running for City Council with a preconceived agenda to accomplish. I am not a politician or a salesman, just a regular citizen who appreciates what this community has done for my family and care to