I interviewed Al Adam last week as part of my ongoing Thursday Night Live series. This week he sent a press release out that he is teaming up with incumbent Claudia Bill-de la Peña to run together for city council.
Al Adam has put together an initiative that would bring term limits to the Thousand Oaks City Council. Running for office with what appears to be a popular ballot initiative might be the formula he needs to bring attention to his issues. Read my interview with him about his ballot initiative and then vote in my poll:
Challengers for city races are usually at a disadvantage but running as a slate and his initiative might just be what he needs to win. Term limits might not be a great policy idea as even Rep. Tom McClintock now says they were a mistake but they remain popular with voters.
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Al Adam is running for a seat on the Thousand Oaks City Council and he is pushing for an initiative to create term limits for that council. Tonight I am going to be interviewing him about his term limits initiative. After 7PM click on continue reading to see my questions and his answers.
Most of the candidates I interview will have more traditional questions as they campaign. I like to take this opportunity to explore their ideology and background. When I ask candidates to be interviewed I tell them it is just the two of us. I will delete other comments. After the interview ends feel free to give me feedback.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Ryan Wright will be taking my questions from 7:30 to 9 PM tonight. He is running to be a Judge which limits his ability to answer some questions but I am interested to see what we can learn about his background, experience, and qualifications.
I sometimes ask quirky questions because I know politicians will be asked the standard questions many times on the campaign trail. If I exclude an obvious question it is for that reason.
His opponent dropped out today but their name will appear on the ballot. That means political opportunists should being giving him a call soon to endorse him.
This interview is just between the two of us. I will open it to comments after we finish. If he checks back and answers those questions too that is up to him, but when I asked to interview him I told him it was a one on one interview. I will be interviewing candidates for local office Thursday nights until June.