CASPER, Wyo. — Election season is underway and Oil City News has sent a list of questions to each candidate for the Evansville Town Council who has filed to run in the primary election in August.
These questions are designed to give our readers a better understanding of the people behind the names on the ballot. Below, get to know Greg Flesvig, who is running for a seat on the Evansville Town Council:
1. Who are you? (Name, where you’re from, employment, hobbies, etc.)
— Greg Flesvig, grew up in Minnesota, selected to live in Natrona County in 2003, I’m a small business owner in transportation of goods, outdoors person — love fishing, hunting and riding my E-bike.
2. Why have you decided to run for office and what do you hope to accomplish should you be elected?
— I feel it is the responsibility of a good citizen to participate in the decision-making process of government at each level. By listening to citizens’ input, we can improve each issue challenging the town of Evansville.
3. How do you plan on accomplishing your goals?
— By listening to citizens’ input, we can improve each issue challenging the town of Evansville.
4. What experience do you have that qualifies you for the office you are seeking?
— As a small business owner, I’m inherently tasked with annual budgets, P&L, and planning. Numerous years in leadership roles at my church, a nonprofit and charitable boards.
5. Do you feel you could be a good steward with taxpayer dollars? Why or why not?
— I have years of proven financial responsibility, from purchasing our church bus as a trustee, to filing 941s with a nonprofit, to making payroll for my employees.
6. On the issue of transparency, where do you stand on ensuring all public business is conducted openly and in a manner that encourages public attendance?
— I would encourage open transparency, and take measures to increase attendance.
7. Do you believe the office or board position you seek has been open and honest with the public? If yes, how can the entity remain open and transparent when conducting public business moving forward. If no, what changes would you implement to ensure that all future dealings are open and transparent?
— Opinions vary with each person, but I would encourage open transparency, limit “executive session,” detailed minutes of the meeting, and promote the video recordings.
8. If you were presiding over a meeting and a topic was being discussed that you didn’t 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 not being fully informed, (depends on what reading) if you could get sufficient information during discussion moving forward would be fine. If there is any doubt after discussion, tabling a topic is a prudent action.
9. Should you be elected, or reelected, do you plan on seeking any major policy changes in your chosen office? If yes, what would those changes be? If no, why not?
— I personally see no “major policy changes” needed. That can change with citizen input, but I see no real upheaval of policy.
10. Is there anything the above questions didn’t ask that you would like to comment on?
— Feel free to text (or call) me at (307) 724-0226.
NOTE: All primary candidates who filed to run for the Evansville Town Council were sent questionnaires at the same time and Oil City News will publish responses in the order they are received. Candidate responses are only edited for clarity and style.
If you are a candidate and did not see the questionnaire in your inbox, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Natrona County Clerk’s Office; if you would prefer the questionnaire sent to a different address, please let us know.