2016 Candidates - Gene Kelley - Show Low City Council

 

Below is the email that was sent to each inviting them to come in for an interview.

 

Greetings,

 

My Name is Rob Hephner and I am responsible for the BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN Podcast that reaches many of the Mountain’s residents weekly.

 

I strive to provide detailed and trustworthy information regarding community events and activities and for this reason I am offering each and every individual running for office in Pinetop-Lakeside the ability to discuss their vision and position on town issues.

 

Each interview will be held separately and will focus on the individual, please no discussing about others running, just yourself.

 

I will have 5 specific question that will be asked during each interview, but you are certainly able to talk about others as well.

 

I would like to make these interviews available as soon as possible since ballots will be in peoples hands very soon.

 

Please either call, text or email me and I can set up your interview ASAP.

 

The 5 questions will be as follows.

 

1 - What is your vision for the City of Show Low?

2 - Do you feel that the citizens have been disconnected from the City Council at all?

3 - What do you believe should be done to maintain Show Low as a great place to live?

4 - What do you believe will be the biggest challenge to Show Low in the coming years?

5 - How would you help to make Show Low even more business friendly?

 

All interviews will be conducted 1-on-1 in the Birdman Media Studio located at 518 W White Mountain Blvd

Lakeside AZ 85929. 

All interviews will run in real time without interruption or editing after.

There are no “gotcha” questions planned, however there may be questions that are asked based upon an answer to the original 5 questions.

Candidates will be limited to discuss their own views and not those of others, either positive or negative.

All interviews are Audio Recordings, I will make a short video of your speaking for an overview video to promote all of the podcasts.

 

I look forward to delivering your message to the voters and hope you have a blessed day,

Rob Hephner

Direct download: 2016Candidate_Gene_Kelley.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

Explanation of Permanent Base Option, Ballot Proposition 407

Here is an informational flyer for Show Low voters regarding Proposition 407 (a city proposition appearing on the August 30 primary election ballot). It asks voters to consider a permanent adjustment to the state-imposed spending limit, which was established in 1980 based on Show Low’s 1980 expenditures and 1978 population figures. This adjustment is very similar to the Home Rule option that gives the Council local control of the city’s finances. And, like the Home Rule option, there is no impact to the city’s existing taxes or revenues. The difference is that instead of voting for a temporary Home Rule adjustment every four years, the permanent base option would mean not having another Home Rule election for another 20, 30, or more years. Read the complete flyer at http://showlowaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1432

Download the full information packet

Direct download: 407_ShowLow_Final.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 4:30pm PDT

Interview with Roger Owens running for Navajo County Board of Supervisors - District IV

 

Here is the letter that was sent to both Candidates.

 

Greetings,

My Name is Rob Hephner and I am responsible for the BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN Podcast that reaches many of the Mountain’s residents weekly.

I strive to provide detailed and trustworthy information regarding community events and activities and for this reason I am offering both individuals running for the County Supervisor position of District IV the ability to discuss their vision and position on County issues.

Each interview will be held separately and will focus on the individual, please no discussing about others running, just yourself.

I will have 5 specific question that will be asked during each interview, but you are certainly able to talk about others as well.

I would like to make these interviews available as soon as possible since ballots will be in peoples hands very soon.

Please either call, text or email me and I can set up your interview ASAP.

The 5 questions will be as follows.

1 - What is your vision for Navajo County?
2 - Do you feel that the citizens have a connection to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors?
3 - What do you believe should be done to maintain Navajo County as a great place to live?
4 - What do you believe will be the biggest challenge to Navajo County in the coming years?
5 - Based upon the “Fiscal Cliff” that Navajo County faces, how do you believe the County should be spending money and in what areas should money be spent, likewise in what  areas do you believe there should be cuts?

All interviews will be conducted 1-on-1 in the Birdman Media Studio located at 518 W White Mountain Blvd
Lakeside AZ 85929. 
All interviews will run in real time without interruption or editing after.
There are no “gotcha” questions planned, however there may be questions that are asked based upon an answer to the original 5 questions.
Candidates will be limited to discuss their own views and not those of others, either positive or negative.
All interviews are Audio Recordings, I will make a short video of your speaking for an overview video to promote all of the podcasts.

I look forward to delivering your message to the voters and hope you have a blessed day

 

Direct download: 2016_Candidate_RogerOwens.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

Interview with Steve Williams running for Navajo County Board of Supervisors - District IV

 

Here is the letter that was sent to both Candidates.

 

Greetings,

My Name is Rob Hephner and I am responsible for the BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN Podcast that reaches many of the Mountain’s residents weekly.

I strive to provide detailed and trustworthy information regarding community events and activities and for this reason I am offering both individuals running for the County Supervisor position of District IV the ability to discuss their vision and position on County issues.

Each interview will be held separately and will focus on the individual, please no discussing about others running, just yourself.

I will have 5 specific question that will be asked during each interview, but you are certainly able to talk about others as well.

I would like to make these interviews available as soon as possible since ballots will be in peoples hands very soon.

Please either call, text or email me and I can set up your interview ASAP.

The 5 questions will be as follows.

1 - What is your vision for Navajo County?
2 - Do you feel that the citizens have a connection to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors?
3 - What do you believe should be done to maintain Navajo County as a great place to live?
4 - What do you believe will be the biggest challenge to Navajo County in the coming years?
5 - Based upon the “Fiscal Cliff” that Navajo County faces, how do you believe the County should be spending money and in what areas should money be spent, likewise in what  areas do you believe there should be cuts?

All interviews will be conducted 1-on-1 in the Birdman Media Studio located at 518 W White Mountain Blvd
Lakeside AZ 85929. 
All interviews will run in real time without interruption or editing after.
There are no “gotcha” questions planned, however there may be questions that are asked based upon an answer to the original 5 questions.
Candidates will be limited to discuss their own views and not those of others, either positive or negative.
All interviews are Audio Recordings, I will make a short video of your speaking for an overview video to promote all of the podcasts.

I look forward to delivering your message to the voters and hope you have a blessed day

 

Direct download: 2016_Candidate_Steve_Williams.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

This is the audio from the Candidates Forum held by the Show Low Chamber of Commerce in the Show Low City Council Chamber.

 

 

Direct download: 2016_Candidates_Forum_Show_Low_Sheriff_Final.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT

Rules and Format:

  • Each candidate will be given two minutes to provide an opening statement and closing remarks.  The order of responses has been predetermined.  
  • After the opening statement we will move to the questioning portion of the debate.  At that point the first person called upon will have 2 minutes to answer the question; all others will have 1 minute to respond.  Again the order of responses has been randomly predetermined.
  • JoAnne Guderian will serve as our timekeeper.   Intro JoAnne…..  JoAnne will have signs to signal the candidates at 30 seconds, 15 seconds and STOP
  • We may add a “lightening round” (time permitting) in which candidates will answer YES or NO – this will be a fast-paced round with no explanations allowed.
  • At the end of the question period, (approximately 1:20pm) we will move into the final statements from each candidate.  Again we will have a 2-minute limit on those.  This order has also been predetermined.

 

     Question # 1 and Opening Remarks – 2min each

 

As part of your opening remarks please introduce yourself to us and share why you are running for Congressional District 1.

 

THIS BEGINS THE QUESTIONING PORTION ALLOWING 2 MIN FOR THE FIRST PERSON AND 1 MIN FOR ALL OTHERS

 

Question # 2

 

Immigration reform seems to be taking front stage again in light of Britain leaving the European Union, in part because of the forced open border requirements and the overall immigration laws in the union. What are your thoughts on borders and immigration reform? 

 

Question # 3

 

How do you intend to control and/or eliminate Federal Government overreach into business’s ability to manage their workplace?

 

Question # 4

 

    What is the federal government’s role in education curriculum, funding and standards? And what will you champion here? 

 

Question # 5

 

  On June 12th, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  It was labeled terrorist attack/hate crime. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history, and the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since September 11th. 

More recently

On July 7th, Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas, killing five officers and injuring nine others. Two civilians were also wounded. 

In light of incidents like these, what is your position on our 2nd amendment rights and gun control?

 

Question # 6

 

      What do you see as government’s role in items such as transportation and other critical infrastructure and what would you do as an elected official to support that role?

 

Question # 7

 

    How do you plan to address the federal deficit?

 

Question # 8

 

  How do you plan to address healthcare access, costs and consumer choice?

 

 

Question # 9

 

    What if any is the federal government’s role in ensuring American companies can compete globally?  What will you do to assist in this area?

 

Question # 10

 

This office will be for a shortened two year term and you will need to build consensus with others in Congress to be successful.  How do you plan to do that?

 

Question #11

 

Knowing what you know about our region of this great State, what do you see as the most important issues we face and what will you do to assist with those issues?

 

Question #12

 

What is your position on the EPA and its impact on Rural Economy?

 

Lightning Round Questions – 

This will be a fast-paced round. The candidates answers are limited to only YES or NO…we will not take any explanations during this round

 

Question – 

Do you support continuation of the EX/IM Bank?

(Export/Import)

 

Question – 

Do you support 

I-11 funding?

(Interstate 11)

 

Question – 

Do you support building a wall between Mexico and Arizona?

 

Question – 

Do you support privatizing VA services?

 

Closing Remarks   - 2 Min each.  Please address your top two priorities for Arizona.

Direct download: 2016_AZ1st_CongDist.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

I've given all of the Candidates the opportunity to come in and talk about themselves and their run for office. 

 

Below is the email that was sent to each inviting them to come in for an interview.

 

I will post each interview in the order that they were scheduled. As of today the following Candidates have responded and scheduled;

Dana Heck

Kathy Dahnk

Dara Vanesian

Norris Dodd

 

EMAIL

Greetings,

 

My Name is Rob Hephner and I am responsible for the BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN Podcast that reaches many of the Mountain’s residents weekly.

 

I strive to provide detailed and trustworthy information regarding community events and activities and for this reason I am offering each and every individual running for office in Pinetop-Lakeside the ability to discuss their vision and position on town issues.

 

Each interview will be held separately and will focus on the individual, please no discussing about others running, just yourself.

 

I will have 5 specific question that will be asked during each interview, but you are certainly able to talk about others as well.

 

I would like to make these interviews available as soon as possible since ballots will be in peoples hands very soon.

 

Please either call, text or email me and I can set up your interview ASAP.

 

The 5 questions will be as follows.

 

1 - What is your vision for the Town of Pinetop - Lakeside?

2 - Do you feel that the citizens have been disconnected from the Town Council at all?

3 - What do you believe should be done to maintain Pinetop-Lakeside as a great place to live?

4 - How do you feel the ADOT plans will affect the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside?

5 - How do you believe that Woodland Lake Park fits into the future of Pinetop-Lakeside?

 

All interviews will be conducted 1-on-1 in the Birdman Media Studio located at 518 W White Mountain Blvd

Lakeside AZ 85929. 

All interviews will run in real time without interruption or editing after.

There are no “gotcha” questions planned, however there may be questions that are asked based upon an answer to the original 5 questions.

Candidates will be limited to discuss their own views and not those of others, either positive or negative.

All interviews are Audio Recordings, I will make a short video of your speaking for an overview video to promote all of the podcasts.

 

I look forward to delivering your message to the voters and hope you have a blessed day,

 

 

Rob Hephner

Direct download: Norris_Dodd_Final.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

I've given all of the Candidates the opportunity to come in and talk about themselves and their run for office. 

 

Below is the email that was sent to each inviting them to come in for an interview.

 

I will post each interview in the order that they were scheduled. As of today the following Candidates have responded and scheduled;

Dana Heck

Kathy Dahnk

Dara Vanesian

Norris Dodd

 

EMAIL

Greetings,

 

My Name is Rob Hephner and I am responsible for the BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN Podcast that reaches many of the Mountain’s residents weekly.

 

I strive to provide detailed and trustworthy information regarding community events and activities and for this reason I am offering each and every individual running for office in Pinetop-Lakeside the ability to discuss their vision and position on town issues.

 

Each interview will be held separately and will focus on the individual, please no discussing about others running, just yourself.

 

I will have 5 specific question that will be asked during each interview, but you are certainly able to talk about others as well.

 

I would like to make these interviews available as soon as possible since ballots will be in peoples hands very soon.

 

Please either call, text or email me and I can set up your interview ASAP.

 

The 5 questions will be as follows.

 

1 - What is your vision for the Town of Pinetop - Lakeside?

2 - Do you feel that the citizens have been disconnected from the Town Council at all?

3 - What do you believe should be done to maintain Pinetop-Lakeside as a great place to live?

4 - How do you feel the ADOT plans will affect the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside?

5 - How do you believe that Woodland Lake Park fits into the future of Pinetop-Lakeside?

 

All interviews will be conducted 1-on-1 in the Birdman Media Studio located at 518 W White Mountain Blvd

Lakeside AZ 85929. 

All interviews will run in real time without interruption or editing after.

There are no “gotcha” questions planned, however there may be questions that are asked based upon an answer to the original 5 questions.

Candidates will be limited to discuss their own views and not those of others, either positive or negative.

All interviews are Audio Recordings, I will make a short video of your speaking for an overview video to promote all of the podcasts.

 

I look forward to delivering your message to the voters and hope you have a blessed day,

 

 

Rob Hephner

Direct download: Heck_PL_Final.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 8:26am PDT

I've given all of the Candidates the opportunity to come in and talk about themselves and their run for office. 

 

Below is the email that was sent to each inviting them to come in for an interview.

 

I will post each interview in the order that they were scheduled. As of today the following Candidates have responded and scheduled;

Dana Heck

Kathy Dahnk

Dara Vanesian

Norris Dodd

 

EMAIL

Greetings,

 

My Name is Rob Hephner and I am responsible for the BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN Podcast that reaches many of the Mountain’s residents weekly.

 

I strive to provide detailed and trustworthy information regarding community events and activities and for this reason I am offering each and every individual running for office in Pinetop-Lakeside the ability to discuss their vision and position on town issues.

 

Each interview will be held separately and will focus on the individual, please no discussing about others running, just yourself.

 

I will have 5 specific question that will be asked during each interview, but you are certainly able to talk about others as well.

 

I would like to make these interviews available as soon as possible since ballots will be in peoples hands very soon.

 

Please either call, text or email me and I can set up your interview ASAP.

 

The 5 questions will be as follows.

 

1 - What is your vision for the Town of Pinetop - Lakeside?

2 - Do you feel that the citizens have been disconnected from the Town Council at all?

3 - What do you believe should be done to maintain Pinetop-Lakeside as a great place to live?

4 - How do you feel the ADOT plans will affect the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside?

5 - How do you believe that Woodland Lake Park fits into the future of Pinetop-Lakeside?

 

All interviews will be conducted 1-on-1 in the Birdman Media Studio located at 518 W White Mountain Blvd

Lakeside AZ 85929. 

All interviews will run in real time without interruption or editing after.

There are no “gotcha” questions planned, however there may be questions that are asked based upon an answer to the original 5 questions.

Candidates will be limited to discuss their own views and not those of others, either positive or negative.

All interviews are Audio Recordings, I will make a short video of your speaking for an overview video to promote all of the podcasts.

 

I look forward to delivering your message to the voters and hope you have a blessed day,

 

Rob Hephner

Direct download: Vanesian_PL_Final.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

I've given all of the Candidates the opportunity to come in and talk about themselves and their run for office. 

 

Below is the email that was sent to each inviting them to come in for an interview.

 

I will post each interview in the order that they were scheduled. As of today the following Candidates have responded and scheduled;

Dana Heck

Kathy Dahnk

Dara Vanesian

Norris Dodd

 

EMAIL

Greetings,

 

My Name is Rob Hephner and I am responsible for the BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN Podcast that reaches many of the Mountain’s residents weekly.

 

I strive to provide detailed and trustworthy information regarding community events and activities and for this reason I am offering each and every individual running for office in Pinetop-Lakeside the ability to discuss their vision and position on town issues.

 

Each interview will be held separately and will focus on the individual, please no discussing about others running, just yourself.

 

I will have 5 specific question that will be asked during each interview, but you are certainly able to talk about others as well.

 

I would like to make these interviews available as soon as possible since ballots will be in peoples hands very soon.

 

Please either call, text or email me and I can set up your interview ASAP.

 

The 5 questions will be as follows.

 

1 - What is your vision for the Town of Pinetop - Lakeside?

2 - Do you feel that the citizens have been disconnected from the Town Council at all?

3 - What do you believe should be done to maintain Pinetop-Lakeside as a great place to live?

4 - How do you feel the ADOT plans will affect the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside?

5 - How do you believe that Woodland Lake Park fits into the future of Pinetop-Lakeside?

 

All interviews will be conducted 1-on-1 in the Birdman Media Studio located at 518 W White Mountain Blvd

Lakeside AZ 85929. 

All interviews will run in real time without interruption or editing after.

There are no “gotcha” questions planned, however there may be questions that are asked based upon an answer to the original 5 questions.

Candidates will be limited to discuss their own views and not those of others, either positive or negative.

All interviews are Audio Recordings, I will make a short video of your speaking for an overview video to promote all of the podcasts.

 

I look forward to delivering your message to the voters and hope you have a blessed day,

 

 

Rob Hephner

Direct download: Dahnk_PL_Final.mp3
Category:2016 Election -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT