October 22, 2018

Candidate Q&A: Senatorial Candidate Robert Franklin

Robert Franklin

Reporting by Sheren Khalel

Q: What do you view your role as a senator to be?
A: “Well Specifically, senator at large, from my understanding of the role of senator at large, you are there as like an extra person to talk to other people, go to meetings out of your normal ones, that you’re involved with already.”

Q: What goal have you set if you win?
A: “I want to make sure that I have ideas for housing and if they can get this parking garage in. I live on campus, but I have a few friends that live off campus that I always hear ‘there’s not enough parking,’ they have to park on the top floor.”

“Housing definitely, parking is another definite thing. But I’ve been following the news in the Journal and the community at Webster Groves is fighting the University because they feel like we’re going to change their perfect community that they have now. We need some way to be more of a presence in the community. If I had a university in my city, it would make it grow and I don’t know if they understand that or the benefits from places like Subway. Put in a program with bringing people from the community in.”

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