Up next, running for Knox County Commissioner 4-A, is Walt Wojnar.
1. Introduce yourself to Knoxville, who are you, and why are you running?
My name is Walter Wojnar. I am a 50 year old hotel manager that has lived in Knoxville for 10 years. Knoxville is the place that my wife Susan and I have decided was the right place to raise our children and settle into for life. We have two children, Kaitlin 19 is a sophomore at Amherst college in Massachusetts. Kaitlin went through Rocky Hill elementary, West Valley Middle and Bearden High. Adam is 14 and is a freshman at Bearden. Adam also went through Rocky Hill and West Valley.
I am running because I, like thousands of other Knox County Citizens, was appalled by the appointment process on January 31, 2007 and by the antics of the commission and administration ever since. We should expect better and I can do better.
2. We think it’s better knowing what not to do rather than having an extensive plan. What areas or interests would benefit Knox County not to venture into?
County Government needs to protect the citizens, provide education for our children and help provide for those that can not provide for themselves. When government becomes involved in ventures usually left to the private sector, it is because the private sector has already determined that the venture is not viable on its own.
3. What 5 things could you not live without?
The first three things I couldn’t live with out are easy to determine. I couldn’t imagine life without my wife Susan and my children Kaitlin and Adam. Number 4 is my integrity, without your good name, you might as well be dead. Number 5 is really good Chinese food.