Letter: Don't elect stealth candidates
I recently received a pamphlet containing local candidate's responses to questions put forth by a local group, very interesting. It was quite informative as it had only "yes," "no" and "refuse to answer" responses to check.
I can understand why someone running for judge would be inclined to select "refuse to answer" for obvious reasons, but I believe others who "refuse to answer" do so for political reasons. That makes me skeptical.
What makes me even more skeptical of a candidate is refusing to even participate in the process. Is it just me?
I refuse to vote for anyone that refuses to answer direct questions on where they stand on certain issues. Glossy brochures in my mailbox usually only tell me what the candidate wants me to know, rather that what I would like to know.
We should not elect stealth candidates! It's been done before and it isn't pretty.