Rochell Ansari – Burnsville City Council primary candidate
Occupation: Service assistant at Country Financial, co-owner with husband Sam Ansari of Oak City restaurant
Education: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Previous elected, appointed or volunteer positions: Volunteer coach for Burnsville Soccer
1. Why should people vote for you?
People should vote for me because I look forward to working hard for the citizens of Burnsville. I am honest and fair and will strive to make the city the best place to reside and to raise a family. I love living and raising my daughter here. I am straightforward so I will not be afraid to address tough issues facing residents and the city government. Burnsville is a wonderful place filled with wonderful people and I look forward to serving the community!
2. What are the key issues facing the city? How should the city address them?
The main issue that comes to mind is the economy. I would like to see more jobs created in Burnsville. I realize this is easier said than done. It is exciting to see new businesses being built knowing the jobs they will create. Taxes are always on my mind. Being a business owner, I know how much we are taxed, and it is always frustrating when we face a tax increase. I would like to see how we can change the spending of the city of Burnsville to best benefit the residents.
3. What cost-cutting measures to city spending would you support?
4. Assess the work of the current mayor and council. What is your leadership style?
The work of the current mayor and council has had its ups and downs. I believe there is always room for improvement. My leadership style is to be involved with the residents and listen to their concerns and work to make sure concerns are addressed in a timely manner. When I say I am going to do something, I do it.