Editor's note: This Q&A is part of a series detailing Newport City Council candidates. Find the rest of the responses here.

Anita Wasmundt

  • Age: 60
  • Education: Some college
  • Family: Divorced, one daughter - married with two children
  • Occupation: Systems programmer

 

Why should you be elected?

I feel I bring a new face and fresh ideas to the council and together we can be sure we are doing what is right for Newport.

 

What skills and qualifications would you bring to public office?

I have been attending council meetings for over a year. I have leadership background at work and in the volunteer work I do.

 

How should the city approach future commercial and residential development?

Editor's note: The candidate did not answer this question.

 

What can the city do to combat the high tax rate?

By bringing in both new residential and commercial development we can help level taxes.