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A Germantown citizen, John M., provided me a copy of the e-mail letter he sent to Rep. Wasserman on October 20th. It seems that Rep. Wasserman knocked on the John M. residence door and spoke with Mrs. M. John M. then sent his letter seeking clarification on various matters so as to be able to make an informed decision about voting for either Rep. Wasserman or for incumbent Sen. Darling when that time comes.
I received a follow-up e-mail from John M. yesterday advising me that he had received no response to his original letter. He also mentioned that he had telephoned Rep. Wasserman's office on October 29th and left a message asking if the assemblyman would respond to his letter. He has since had no response to either his letter or the phone call.
There are some very tight rules regarding campaigning and it is possible that Rep. Wasserman is not allowed to respond to campaign-related issues from his Madison office on state time.
It is possible, however, for the private Sheldon Wasserman who is running for the Senate trying to unseat Sen. Darling to respond to the issues in other forums. I have previously asked for his participation in a series of Q&As that would be published on Curmudgeon's Corner, all to no avail.
So once again, let's try to get some answers to common questions anyone might ask.
Candidate Wasserman, you refer to yourself as a "fiscal conservative". How do you define that term and how does it apply to your record?
Candidate Wasserman, as you know, Germantown is moving toward filing petitions seeking to be allowed to leave the MATC district and to move to either the WCTC or to the MPTC district. Do you support this effort? If yes, why? If no, why?
Candidate Wasserman, what is your position on the entire issue of appointed boards with taxing authority that are not directly responsible to the taxpayers? Would you support legislation that would make such boards elected rather than appointed? If yes, why? If no, why?
We invite answers from Sen. Alberta Darling (who has already committed to responding) as well, and we'll publish those when and as received.