[Eric Ginnard – firstname.lastname@example.org]Steve Balich, a Republican member of the board who is now in the minority, said he’s looking forward to working with the new members and greeted them as he left the meeting.”It’s more about people and issues,” he said. “Most people on the board care about their constituents.”
Gender wasn’t the only factor the winning candidates saw as decisive in their elections. They said many voters on whose doors they knocked were surprised politicians were coming to them at all.
Koch said residents in her district liked that she showed up at their doors, which is something she said she did to get her name out. But residents, Koch said, really respected her approach.
“People are looking for people who show up,” Cowan said. “And will be there to represent them and that’s what we proved in all of our races.”
For some candidates, truck traffic and infrastructure needs were big issues. Candidates like Ventura and Van Duyne, especially, focused on the hot button topics while on the campaign trail. Ventura said continuing to invest in infrastructure will create jobs and economic development but will also make roads and bridges safer.