Meet the Candidates: At Large Group 2
Editor’s Note: All responses are as provided by the candidate. Nothing has been added or deleted, although minor typographical errors have been corrected. We’ve included a straw poll at the end of this page if you wish to preview your vote against those of other readers.
At-Large City Council Race, Group 2
Q1: What do you think is Jacksonville’s greatest success?
Ron Salem (REP): Our consolidated form of city government.
Q2: How would you describe Jacksonville’s greatest failure?
Ron Salem (REP): Our inability to reduce further violent crime in our community.
Q3: Describe how you will be a different leader than what we currently have.
Ron Salem (REP): I have been involved in various community organizations for the last 30 years. I have reached the point in my life where I can devote the time and energy to this position. I am not looking for a political career; just an opportunity to serve.
Q4: What’s your greatest hope for Jacksonville’s people?
Ron Salem (REP): I believe that all citizens want to live in a safe environment and to have a job that allows them to support a family.
Q5: What’s your favorite book? Movie? Or TV show? Please explain.
Ron Salem (REP): My favorite movie is Rocky 1 because it was so inspirational.
Group 2 candidate Darren Mason (DEM) did not respond to emails nor to a voice message from Jaxlookout.