Shannon Kane (I), running for Virginia Beach City Council – Rose Hall District
1. Why are you running for office?
I like helping people and I respect public service. I’m not a speechmaker or grandstander. I roll up my sleeves and work to get the job done. I serve on City Council to represent the voters.
2. Why should people vote for you?
My focus is bringing better jobs to our area and helping strengthen small business so they can expand and hire. We need to keep that focus with defense spending from Washington being reduced, and I am committed to better job opportunities in Virginia Beach.
3. What’s your favorite thing about the area you want to represent?
The people. The hurricane truly brought out the best in people, from businesses helping people in need to neighbors helping neighbors.
4. What is the biggest problem your area is facing, how will you fix it?
We are committing tens of millions of dollars to upgrade and renovate our stormwater drainage and retention systems. This is a multi-year process and I have fought for significant budget increases to combat flooding.
5. Describe Donald Trump in max 3 words?
The Republican candidate
6. Describe Hillary Clinton in max 3 words?
The Democratic candidate
7. What do you do for a living? Why do you do it?
I own a small business that helps businesses and non-profit organizations with marketing and fundraising to expand their success. I love helping people achieve their goals and make positive contributions to society.
8. You’re going to be marooned on a tropical island for a week, you can only bring 1 thing – what is it?
9. What do you think of Colin Kaepernick?
I think his actions are a distraction to his teammates and that is unfair and unfortunate.
10. Would you vote to fund light rail expansion in your area?
If the people decide yes in the referendum, I’ll vote yes. If they vote no, I’ll vote no.
11. Will you respect the outcome of the election?
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