Jeremy Kelley isn’t the editorial board of old- he’s a reporter. He came to my office today with a voice recorder, a notebook and a list of questions.
He’s interviewed 5 of the 9 Congressional candidates for the March 6 primary- and I was number 6. They are hoping to run the story this Sunday.
Most of his interviews were done on the phone, but since my office is blocks from the Dayton Daily News- he came to do it in person. We sat in my conference room for a little over an hour and talked. The first thing he asked was if I was filming- before I even got the chance to ask to record an audio version. I have a reputation it seems for videotaping political speech. He said it wouldn’t be fair to the other candidates to do a video- when they could only do an audio. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one publishing an audio version for you.
Note- we started- then he asked to stop the recording because he wanted to ask what could be considered personal info- my birth date and home address- both of which can be found all over the place. My Wikipedia page has birth date and property tax records show my address.
We restarted- and continued- there is a short spot where Akeeli, the foster, dog started wheezing and I had to take her out- that may appear blank- but keep listening….
He asked me about my platform, about specific issues including the Santorum-driven abortion/gay marriage questions (all covered under the category of Hot Button Issues). What issues are important to our district. I answered them all- and we concluded with the question about my “reputation.”
If I had nothing better to do, I’d transcribe the whole thing for you so you can read it- and Google could index it- but, I’ve got a business and a campaign to run. I think you’ll find the raw discussion with the press enlightening. I’d love to hear your feedback.