I don't know about Halepaska, but I met with Williams and I would say he has Victorian interest at heart. In fact, our conversation centered around small business, something he does and knows about, and the need to continue to shop local and use local vendors. He was very friendly and has been around Victoria for many years. I think on TV personas are difficult to translate. I have seen the mayor act strangely on TV, but when you meet with him in person it is much different. In fact, he even called once to make sure I had my questions answered.
So my prescription is this: meet with the candidates to gather information on their views and vote accordingly. We live in a small town and this is easily available. I have experienced that many of the local politicians are very open to making their time available.
I beleive a vote for Jeff Williams will take us two steps back in our road improvments. He has no idea except spouting the rhetoric of cutting taxes. Ok, how does he plan to cut taxes and expect to have concrete streets on Red River or anywhere else. I watched him on Channel 15 and he acted very unprofessional when speaking to Council. It seems he wants to be like Hagen. Help us if we have two Hagens on Council. Halpaska (sp) may not be the most polished speaker, but he seems to have Victoria best interest at heart.