Three Questions: Chris Lee
Three weeks ago, we sent out three questions to the candidates running for congress and state senate in our local districts (the 26th and 61st, respectively). Our questions were simple, straightforward, and we hoped they would be enough to paint a bit more of a detailed picture of the candidates striving to represent the people of Genesee County.
Those questions went out to every candidate running in the Democratic primaries for those races, plus the Republican candidates. We forgot to send them out to the Independents, but we rectified that this morning and sent the questions out to Michael Ranzenhofer, candidate for the 61st Senate District.
One problem. No one wrote back.
We didn't get a response from a single campaign, until this weekend. It came from Republican Chris Lee who is trying to win the seat for the 26th Congressional District.
He got us these answers:
What is your favorite thing to do in Genesee County?
Taking my son Johnathan to the Genesee Country Village & Museum.
When you meet a person who has never been to Western New York, what is the first thing you tell him or her about the region?
I normally brag about what a wonderful place Western New York is to raise a family and how friendly the people and our warm winters.
What is your favorite book about Western New York?
Window on Congress: A Congressional Biography of Barber Conable. Conable was a Republican Congressman from Western New York and President of the World Bank. This book illustrates how Conable was able to bring people together to accomplish some great things for Western New York. The book served as an insight on how to be a leader in Congress who constituents trust and admire.