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Legislative was asked...29 March 2016

Regular interview questions. Finished with: "What do you like to do with your spare time"

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Hiking, reading books etc.

Minnesota State Senate

Why are you a Republican? (I would assume they ask this in the Dem. side as well, so when they ask you, just say that you believe in the party platform and how it plays/has played into your life.)

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I believe in small government and economic freedom... when I worked on ____ campaign, I learned the value of the Republican platform, and how it works to help all Americans succeed and grow if given the opportunity. etc. Less

U.S. Senate

What is X Senator's position on X and what did they say about it today in the New York Times?

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varies depending on Senator - know Congress well, particularly the Senators your office will have to work with! Less

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Flexibility of hours, moving between office locations.

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I said I was fine with it.

General Assembly Maryland

Please describe the basic legislative process(ie how a bill becomes a law)?

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I gave a 90 second breakdown of the legislative process. If you are unfamiliar, the Maryland General Assembly's website has a number of basic but solid sources to get you up to speed. Less

North Carolina General Assembly

What key areas of policy interest you the most

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Energy, Healthcare, and Education

United States House of Representatives

Because I was working for a democrat, I was asked who my least favorite democratic president was and my favorite republican president

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Least favorite Dem: FDR Favorite Republican: Dwight D Eisenhower

United States House of Representatives

Why do you want to work for this particular member of Congress?

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It's important to do your homework and be specific in bring prepared to respond to this type of question --commenting genuinely about how you relate to their values, policy priorities, district etc. Less

United States House of Representatives

How would you handle a political issue where you personally disagreed with the elected Representative?

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I would professional and briefly explain my different opinion, but ultimately understand that I am working to support the member who was elected. His or her name is on the front door. Less

United States House of Representatives

What are your expectations for this role?

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Make sure you're aware it is a lo of tedious, not so glamourous work.

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