You Asked! They Answered!
Now you can compare the candidates
and VOTE FOR BUSINESS on Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, along with representatives from the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, conducted one-on-one interviews with each of the Louisiana 4th Congressional District Candidates in an effort to inform and educate our members on the positions of each candidate.
We began our effort months ago by polling our membership to learn what questions are most important to them and the general business community. We asked “What questions would you like the candidates to answer?” The Chamber’s leadership team then compressed and compiled those questions into one standard questionnaire (12 questions) that was used during each interview.
We were pleased to be able to interview every candidate running for Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District seat. During the one-on-one interviews, a panel of leaders representing both Chambers asked the questions and used the same list of questions for each candidate. Each interview was recorded using the latest audio and digital note-taking technology, for accuracy. Each panelist also took written notes to capture the main thoughts behind each response. This year we also added a video component to our interviews so that members can actually SEE and HEAR parts of the individual candidate interviews. [To view video component, look in the answer sections. An icon will appear for the 3 questions that were recorded by video in each interview. Click on the icon, while online & connected to the Internet. It will take you to the video site. NOTICE: Audio is low, you may turn your speaker volume up or use assistance of ear phones.]
The responses you see listed are the results of the above mentioned effort. We hope the information helps you learn the views of each candidate on the various issues especially economic development, I-49 North and other business issues facing our area. The format is designed to help you compare each candidate’s responses so that you can make your own, informed, decision on General Election Day (November 4th) as to which candidate will be the best congressman for Northwest Louisiana.