Board of Supervisors – Fairfield District
FRANK THORNTON, DEMOCRAT
1. Why should residents of your district elect you? Many citizens who have followed my candidacy and my record while in officer, I feel, would conclude that I have been accessible, attentive and aware of the concerns and issues they have shared and articulated to me. I have been productive in this regard. I have attempted to address and reconcile many of these concerns and issues.
2. What will be your top focus if elected? If re-elected, I will focus on economic development and stability with an emphasis on assisting and stimulating more retail and commercial impetus, which can add to additional job growth.
3. What is the most critical issue: 1) facing your district? 2) facing the county as a whole? How do you propose to address these? The downward economic spiral and a lack of job growth are essential to the improvement of the lifestyle in the Fairfield District and the county as a whole. The citizens and I as a local elected official must impress upon our state and congressional leaders the need for visionary leadership. We all must learn that we must work together for the good of county, state and federal governments.
4. How will you involve citizens in matters of government? We must listen to our citizens, first of all, and we must work together to assist our neighbors and communities in coping with the present economic climate. We may all have to learn how to live with less until the present economic situation improves.
5. What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend? I enjoy reading historical works as well as working in my yard to improve my lawn and to work with repotting various plants. I also enjoy collecting and listening to records of the “oldies and goodies” genre from the period 1955-1970.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/18/2016
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