Letter: Candidates should articulate their positions on issues by Alan VanRaalte
Mary Czaja, who is running for the 35th State Assembly seat, introduced herself to the Town of Little Rice at the monthly town board meeting on the evening of Oct. 8.
She seemed to be a nice, articulate person and, from her description, has achieved success running an insurance agency she bought from her father. However, she did seem hard pressed to easily articulate the meaning of a living wage when asked, indicating that that depended on the person; doctors, for example, apparently require higher wages to live than non-doctors.
Also, when asked about her position on mining in the Town of Lynne or on the state moratorium on sulfide mining, she indicated that she didn’t know enough about mining to comment. An interesting response, I thought, given that her website states that she favors “streamlining mining regulations.” Is it irresponsible or is it disingenuous to favor streamlining regulations for an industry about which she says she knows too little to state a position?
Alan VanRaalte, Town of Little Rice