EAST COBBER promotes political responsibility by informing readers about who is running for what local office. With that in mind, the EAST COBBER submitted questions to candidates running for local office. It is hoped their responses will help you gain a quick introduction to our fellow citizens seeking to serve our community. Candidate responses are included as submitted and have not been edited except in cases where the replies have exceeded the stated word limitations. The inclusion of candidates’ statements and opinions is solely in the interest of public service and in no way is to be construed as an endorsement by the EAST COBBER which takes no responsibility for any views or facts stated by the candidates.