William Ward is the Democrat running in the State House of Representatives, District 20. His opponents are Becky Edwards (R)(incumbent), and Robert G. Moultrie (C).
At the time of publishing, William did not provide a website, Facebook fan page, or twitter account. He can be reached via email at William.Ward@hro.com.
Here are William’s answers to my absurd questions:
1) How long have you lived in your district and what made you move there in the first place? Moved to North Salt Lake in 2004, after looking at 65+ houses all over the valley. Combination of short commute to downtown, liked the house and, liked the size of the community.
2) What does your family look like (married; kids; pets)? Married for 17 years, three kids, ages 11, 8, and 2
3) What do you drive? What is your dream vehicle? I drive a 1996 Geo Prizm that I purchased with student loan dollars while in law school. I am trying to see if I can drive it for 20 years then give it to my daughter when she turns 16. She will love that.
4) What was the last book you finished? Traveled to Washington D.C. recently and so I read “His Excellency” about George.
5) What is your favorite store and/or restaurant in your district? The Nacho House in North Salt Lake has a pork burrito that is awesome.
6) Turn your head to the right, what do you see? I have a pretty sweet view out my window at Wells Fargo Building out to the West.
7) In 25 words or less, explain why you are a Democrat. I have always identified with liberal ideals, including that my government should be a tool to correct injustice and raise the standard of living for all people.
8) Who would win if a bear and a shark fought each other (feel free to explain)? I love the esoteric questions. If they were in water, the shark would win because the bear would be to busy not drowning. If they were out of water the shark would be suffocating and easy prey for the bear. Its all about home court.
9) In 50 words or less, explain why you want to be a public servant. I would like a chance to show the people of the district that a Democrat could provide effective and thoughtful representation.
10) What was the last cultural event you went to? Would the concert series at library square count.? If not, maybe my daughters dance performance.
11) What are the three things you plan to fight for when elected? Public education funding. Transparency and accountability of the legislative process. To kill so called message legislation.
12) Do you know what OMGWTFBBQ stands for? I admit I hadn’t seen it with the ending reference to cooked food before.
13) What is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Easy answer would be first, but I am kind of partial to the fourth because it acts as a check on the powers of the police.
14) What is your favorite band? Local band called The Black Arrows.
15) If you could change one thing about your district, what would it be? I don’t think we have a strong sense of community. Probably true for most suburbs. I grew up in a small town and I miss that sense of place that I felt growing up.
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