Candidate Questionnaire: Greg Flesvig for Evansville City Council

Greg Flesvig is running for a seat on the Evansville City Council. (Greg Flesvig, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. – Election season is underway and Oil City News has sent a list of questions to every candidate for Evansville City Council who has run to run in the August primary election.

These questions are designed to give our readers a better understanding of the people behind the names on the ballot. Below, discover Greg Flesvigwho is running for a seat on the Evansville City Council:

1. Who are you? (Name, where you are from, job, hobbies, etc.)

– Greg Flesvig, grew up in Minnesota, was chosen to live in Natrona County in 2003, I’m a small business owner in the freight forwarding business, outdoor enthusiast – I love to fish, hunt and do electric bike.

2. Why did you decide to run for office and what do you hope to achieve if elected?

— I think it is the responsibility of a good citizen to participate in the decision-making process of government at every level. By listening to citizen feedback, we can improve every issue the City of Evansville faces.

3. How do you plan to achieve your goals?

— By listening to citizen feedback, we can improve every issue facing the City of Evansville.

4. What experience do you have that qualifies you for the position you are seeking?

— As a small business owner, I am inherently in charge of annual budgets, P&L and planning. Many years in leadership roles in my church, nonprofit and charity board.

5. Do you think you could be a good steward of taxpayers’ money? Why or why not?

– I have years of proven financial responsibility, from buying our church bus as a trustee, to filing 941 forms with a nonprofit, to paying my employees.

6. On the issue of transparency, how far along are you in ensuring that all public affairs are conducted openly and in a manner that encourages public participation?

— I would encourage open transparency and take steps to increase attendance.

7. Do you think the office or board position you are seeking has been open and honest with the public? If so, how can the entity remain open and transparent in the conduct of public affairs in the future. If not, what changes would you implement to ensure that all future transactions are open and transparent?

— Opinions vary from person to person, but I would encourage open transparency, limit “executive session,” detailed meeting minutes, and favor video recordings.

8. If you were chairing a meeting and a topic was discussed that you did not fully understand, would you ask for a more detailed explanation during the meeting or would you seek the information after the meeting?

— It would be very dangerous to make decisions without being fully informed (it depends on the reading) if you can get enough information during the discussion, that would be good. If in doubt after discussion, filing a topic is a prudent action.

9. If elected or re-elected, do you plan to seek major political changes in your chosen position? If so, what would those changes be? If not, why not?

— Personally, I don’t see any ‘major policy change’ needed. That may change with input from citizens, but I don’t see any real upheaval in politics.

10. Is there anything the questions above did not ask that you would like to comment on?

— Feel free to text (or call) me at (307) 724-0226.

NOTE: All of the leading candidates running to run for Evansville City Council received questionnaires at the same time and Oil City News will publish responses in the order they were received. Candidates’ answers are edited for clarity and style only.

If you are a candidate and have not seen the questionnaire in your inbox, please email [email protected]. Oil City News sent questionnaires to Natrona County candidates running in the primary for municipal, county office or a seat in the Wyoming Legislature based on email addresses shared by the office of the Natrona County Clerk; if you prefer the questionnaire to be sent to another address, please let us know.

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