Lind says the key to these events is the accessibility--and while its a great educational tool for the public, the forum can be equally advantageous for the candidates, adding that "...for some of the candidates its the first time getting out of the gate getting an opportunity to announce themselves and let us know who they are "
Hiding in the crowd, fourth ward alderman Carl Wasco was on hand for the event. He says even though he's not running for another term, events like these are extremely important--adding that for candidates this isn't an easy process "...Its not an easy process but its something that needs to be done--you just got to tell people how you feel, listen more than you talk and represent your ward the best way you can ."
and even though there's dozens of candidates running for 14 aldermanic spots he says there's one in particular he's keeping his eye on "..I'm going to pay a little more attention to the fourth ward ."
After all he says come April, he'll be just another concerned voter.