“I didn’t realize a Web site was part of the criteria for running for mayor..." Representative Bob Correia
Over and over I hear that we, the voters, need to educate ourselves about the people who run for public office. This isn't as easy as it sounds, there are no books in the public library about the life and times of a candidate, the local media doesn't cover everything in depth. Candidates walk neighborhoods but I've yet to see one, they send mailers but I certainly haven't gotten one from every candidate. Debates and forums are a great way to learn about the different stances but you need to attend one or hope that it will be made available on cable or some other source because again the media isn't going to cover it in depth. So how does a voter educate themselves? Well a great tool for a candidate to get his message across and for a voter to take to the time to learn is a candidate's website. A candidate's platform, event schedule, information about the candidate himself, and more is available right from my desk!
Really today the technology exists so that any candidate can have a website, heck, I could do a fair job of using blogger to post a campaign platform, contact info, and events, so really to have a presence on the internet just isn't that hard and in fact most of our mayoral candidates do.
Although it is fairly easy to find most candidate's websites using a Google search I'm providing links to them here.
Representative Bob Correia
Representative Dave Sullivan
City Councillor Brad Kilby
City Councillor Bill Whitty
City Councillor Al Alves
Kenneth Medeiros - NO SITE FOUND*
Manuel O. Alves - NO SITE FOUND*
Also see More Candidate Websites
If anyone knows of a website for Mr. Medeiros or Mr Manuel Alves please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I may update this post.