When I worked in the news media, I always declined to sign candidate signature papers. Last week, I signed  for a candidate for municipal office for the first time, well, ever.   Chances are if you’re running (and ask me nicely) I’ll likely sign your papers too, even if I’ve said no to you over the years.

But I have a question for every candidate — incumbents and challengers — why are you running? What are your priorities? And why you want me — and everyone else reading this — to sign your papers?

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