Question: What is the biggest misconception that voters have about you? How do you address that?
Tom Pedrola's response:
I'm not aware of any misconceptions people might have about me. I am what I am: a working man with managerial experience who wants to work full time for the people of Camden County overseeing projects and helping attract business and light industry. I am running because I don't believe the current commission has done a good job of keeping an eye on taxpayer dollars on projects like the Camelot Estates sewer. If anyone has any questions for me they can call 573.552.7177 or e mail me at email@example.com
Bev Thomas' response:
I have been told that people think I am unapproachable. To an extent, this view is common to all elected officials. However, when people actually meet me or get to know me, they find I am very friendly, willing to listen and care about their concerns. I always return every phone call, meet with anyone who requests a meeting and try to be at many events and in the public to be avaliable. I have my home phone number on my business cards. A friend once described me as having "a mind sharp as a tack, a spine of steel and a heart of gold". That is the person I try to be. I would not want to let a friend down!
*Editors' Note: In an effort to maintain fairness in our election coverage, we contacted all candidates running for the offices in Camden County asking them to participate in a series of question and answer articles prior to the November General Election. The Lake Sun did not set a word limit or edit the responses in any way. Part two will run in Monday's Lake Sun.