2012 October 31
Where do you live and what do you do there?
I'm from Billings, MT and my background has largely been in ministry (first as a parish pastor in the United Church of Christ and then for the last 18 years as a Conference Minister -- a position similar to that of Bishop in other denominations). I also was a teacher for a total of 9 years and for 3 years was part of a home-remodeling business with 2 other partners.
How long have you been a member of Project Vote Smart?
I've been a member of Project Vote Smart since the late 1990's.
What made you want to volunteer here?
I first became aware of the Project when Karen came home from the Public Library in Cincinnati, OH with a brochure on the Project. We liked what we read -- a good description of a serious effort to inform voters and improve the electoral process.
What tasks are you given in the office?
I primarily did data entry during my 2 weeks at the Ranch. I focused on updating the data bank for city council members, township commissioners, and county commissioners. In doing so I dealt with data for 2 states: Iowa and Michigan. I also helped Steve with some outside projects -- a nice break from the monitor!
For our free time Karen and I did a variety of things: we paddled a few times on Moose Lake and once on the small pond, we walked ...
2012 October 29
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2012 October 24
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2012 October 22
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2012 October 21
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