I spent a lot of time working on my answers to the questions asked during the candidate forum. I had case studies, numbers and a plethora of ideas. I spoke about lost opportunity costs, the use of technology to create efficiency and demonstrated my knowledge on various topics. After the forum, I was asked why I did not call out my opponent on certain things. My response was that I wanted to run on my own merits. I had hoped the voters would see through some of the political maneuvering performed my opponent and I was much more focused on leading by example. This included ensuring that after the forum was done, I stood up, walked over and shook hands.