Mae Alexander, Unaffiliated: Chose not to answer the question.
Dennis Frazier, Republican: We need to find and recycle water. Right now in district 3 we are waiting to hear back from the MDE to see if we have enough water to allow the opening of one more restaurant. If we want to bring more business into district 3 as well as the county we need more water. Business will help shift the majority of the tax burden off the backs of the homeowners. But we need to have more water available to bring in more businesses. Las Vegas recycles 94% of all the water they use we need to start recycling water as well.
Matthew P. Holbert, Republican: Agriculture, as I see it, could be the most significant issue that faces our district. We face a difficult decision: to go industrial or hold true to our rural roots. That decision is being made for us by corporate politicians, their lobbyists, and so forth, not by the people in this district. Were it left up to the people I am sure that it would eventually lead to a healthy balance, but our representatives are not nearly as wise as a well informed public.
Lyn Mallick, Republican: Government Spending. I believe the current board has done little to correct or even address the economic uncertainty caused by "spending as usual". The spending has continued to grow over the past 3 years by over $17 million. For the past 4 years I have studied the budgets and have done my homework. It is my belief that we can move towards eliminating tax burdens on our tax payers and small businesses thus stimulating economic growth.
Kenneth J. Mercer, Republican: Airport expansion.
Dave Roush, Republican, incumbent: As the state continues to deal with its fiscal mismanagement by forcing cost onto already lean county budgets, there is only one way to prevent property taxes from becoming an intolerable burden to Carroll County home owners. We must increase our economic tax base by increasing economic development. Carroll County needs more business to relieve the pressure on property taxes and to provide jobs for our citizens. We need to grow the businesses we have and bring new ones in. Carroll County, like governments at all levels, faces severe fiscal problems. Effectiveness must be increased, efficiencies found and costs cut. We have made substantial investments in preparing our children and grandchildren to be productive citizens. I believe we also need to be sure that they can get a job and make a home right here in Carroll County.
Maria Warburton, Democrat: Chose not to answer the question.