Political Bites: What Does a Future Candidate Look Like

With a number of lawmakers termed out of their seats, several Southeast Valley Legislative districts could see new blood this fall. What characteristics would you like to see in Legislative candidates?

We need candidates that are pragmatic and visionary.  Willing to set a side party biases. Staying away from decisions based on furthering their political careers instead of bettering their community.  They need to be able to execute difficult decisions and stand for what they believe in.  More than anything they need to connect with their constituents on more than a superficial level and be accessible to them at all times.