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Over the past week, we've run answers to our questionnaires from the five candidates running for Grand Haven City Council, and we're in the process of running responses for those running for a spot on the Board of Light & Power Board of Directors.

All of those responses can be found at this link:

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I am not a Grand Haven City voter, but if I was, I would ask each of these candidates the following questions:

Do you believe Joe Biden is the legally elected president?

Do you support Donald Trump's assertion that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him?

Do you think the attack on the Capitol on January 6 was a unlawful attempt to overthrow election results?

Local issues can be debated, discussed, researched and conclusions reached by thoughtful, civil people committed to public service and the public good. But if any candidate answers no to any of these questions, in my mind at least, they are not fit for office. A negative answer demonstrates a lack of ethics or reality beyond political beliefs or opinions that should not be present in public office.

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