Charter choices: Six for the commission
-- Skip Ashooh, the force behind the creation of Verizon Wireless Arena (and the city's 2000 Citizen of the Year) would bring a wealth of business, organizational and community experience to the table. He would be a valuable asset.
-- Tom De Blois, the Republican state senator, is an experienced businessman who would help with organization and cost-control.
-- Rich Girard, the former alderman, would bring a wealth of knowledge about city government. He would help guide the committee toward effective and soundly researched policies.
-- Will Infantine, the Republican state representative, is a real advocate for the taxpayers. He would keep an eye on anything that might result in placing more burdens on the people.
-- Tammy Simmons, the Republican state representative, is always looking for ways to make government more open, more effective and less burdensome.
-- Dave Wihby, the former alderman and current school board member, is a wiz with numbers. He also is a consensus builder who can bring people together around smart policies.