BCB’s “Election 2015” podcast series continues with an interview of two of the 3 unopposed candidates for City Council.

Kol Medina is set to fill the North Ward seat currently occupied by retiring Anne Blair. He describes himself as a public servant, a dad of a 4-year-old boy and an enthusiastic mountain bike rider. He is an attorney by profession, and is currently employed as Executive Director of Kitsap Community Foundation, which makes grants to local nonprofits.

Michael Scott was selected by the Council in January 2015 to fill the unexpired term of departing Central Ward candidate David Ward. Mike is a self-described community volunteer, a runner, an avid hiker and bicyclist. He previously served a term on the Bainbridge Island School Board. By profession, he is an attorney.

Sarah Blossom, unopposed for a second 4-year Council term from the South Ward, did not reply to email invitations to participate in the interview.

In this 30-minute podcast, each was offered up to 2 minutes to answer each of the following six questions:

  • Why did you decide to run (or run for re-election) for City Council?
  • What relevant experience and skills would you bring to the position?
  • How is the City doing? What is it doing well for the community, and what are its unsolved problems?
  • What are the key challenges or opportunities that you believe will face the City in the next four years?
  • What are the most important outcomes you’d like to accomplish during your term?
  • What style of interaction would you like to bring to City Council – that is, with other Council members? With City staff? With community members?

At the end, each asked a question of the other: (1) how to meet the parking needs in Winslow, and (2) what to do about the congested Route 305 corridor.

Credits: BCB host, editor and publisher: Barry Peters.