Has the interest in personal involvement in local politics become stronger or weaker?? That’s what we wanted to know from members of the five parties represented in the staffelstein city council – and also from the afd, which will be running for the first time with a city council list.
When asked if it has been difficult to find 24 candidates for the list for the city council election, winfried ernst (freie wahler) answers: "i have not had any difficulties in acquiring people. We are a broad-based grouping. It’s important to us to include all localities, to have a broadly diversified field of candidates, and to get older and younger people on the list."
Competent candidates wanted
Winfried ernst admits that, compared to the last municipal election six years ago, it has become a bit more difficult to get those candidates whose cooperation and expertise would be welcome. "Those you want to have, usually already have a lot around their ears", he says, but that does not mean filling up the list with just anyone. A certain amount of persuasion is required if one has the ambition to find the right people and persuade them to run for office.