As the fall election season "gears up," the candidates sat down with the Pilot Tribune to talk about why they are running and some issues they feel will be important in the next session.
As the incumbent, Eddie pointed out his 14 years of experience as a state representative. During that time he has moved up in the ranks and will be one of the top-ten senior members if re-elected. That experience is a plus for him, he said.
"I feel I have a little influence on leadership when it comes to different issues if reelected," Eddie said. "I have something positive to offer yet."
One way seniority can help is with assignment of committee seats. Eddie has been a member of the transportation committee, and hopes to chair that committee now that the current chair retired.
Taxes continue to be a concern of Eddie, who said he is a fiscal conservative when it comes to the bottom line.
Read the rest of this article in the 9/19 Pilot Tribune.