For the first time, Roxanne Qessem answers a question from the burg watch readers:
I myself have never been personally declared bankrupt nor have I owned or worked for a business that has been declared bankrupt. There are many reasons why a person may declare bankruptcy. It is not always the case of frivolous spending and poor money management there are many cases have to utilize this option due to health, loss of employment, family tragedy etc . It is for those reason that I will not cast stones and say that they should preclude candidates from running for municipal office. I do believe however that one should be precluded from running for municipal office in cases of fraud and/or mismanagement of company or public funds.
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