Traits of a Leader

Whether a candidate is running for City Council, Mayor, State Legislature, Governor, Congress or President there are some traits or qualifications we look for as a society.  As Whigs, what are the traits that you look for in a candidate for any of these offices?

What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?


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  • Kaye Gresham
    answered 2018-10-04 23:16:02 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I chose “Negotiator” because for me personally, I want someone who is going to find the real and fair balance on an issue. I would vote for someone if they were a good negotiator because then I know they will do whatever than can to get the best outcome.
  • Kaye Gresham
    answered 2018-10-04 23:14:22 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Negotiator
  • Erik Barkley
    answered 2018-10-01 18:44:44 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Jose G Torres
    answered 2018-09-26 10:32:32 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Integrity is a fundamental trait of any good leader. You can trust them to do the right thing, to say the honest things, and to do what is right for everybody
  • Jose G Torres
    answered 2018-09-26 10:31:08 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Randall Pope
    answered 2018-09-10 17:02:41 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Seth Bevans
    answered 2018-08-28 19:09:12 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I want someone who won’t beat around the bush, that respects conservative values, but is not hung up them also. I am conservative, but I understand that it is okay to move forward with the world. I also want someone who does not make it about he/she black/white gay/straight or whatever. We are all human, we are American, and that is the most important thing to me.
  • Seth Bevans
    answered 2018-08-28 19:04:44 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Straight Talker
  • Jack Herrmann
    answered 2018-08-18 16:09:23 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: “The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” is the definition of a competent leader. A leader with Integrity is the leader above all.
  • Jack Herrmann
    answered 2018-08-18 16:08:01 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Stefan Kozlowski
    answered 2018-08-07 14:47:40 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Nothing is more important than integrity of intent and action.
  • Stefan Kozlowski
    answered 2018-08-07 14:46:31 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Ricky Trager
    answered 2018-08-01 14:26:22 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Someone who represents the American people and interest groups. A person who believes in the principles of our founding documents
  • Ricky Trager
    answered 2018-08-01 14:24:58 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Outsider
  • Abigail Meyer
    answered 2018-07-23 20:03:33 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Robert Kuhn
    answered 2018-07-11 21:40:04 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: In the role of leadership, the options chosen are all throng and each have their place, but the one universal trait that affects, and should be present, in all leaders is integrity. From a firm foundation of integrity the other traits can firmly stay in place so the politician remains transparent in all thought and action.
  • Robert Kuhn
    answered 2018-07-11 21:37:51 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Randy Riviere
    answered 2018-06-30 14:26:57 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: A leader must have a goal, should have a plan to achieve that goal, be able to organize resources to achieve that plan, have the ability to lead human resources to achieve the plan, and control the process. A leader that prioritizes and develops pertinent, prioritized and achievable goals, based upon business, societal needs and etc. will develop a reputation as a credible person with integrity and good character. Say what you mean and do what you say.
  • Randy Riviere
    answered 2018-06-30 14:19:02 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Richard Mente
    answered 2018-06-29 12:58:29 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I don’t want someone speaking with a bunch of political all BS and weasel words. I want a leader that will tell things how they are.
  • Richard Mente
    answered 2018-06-29 12:57:15 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Straight Talker
  • Aaron Harris
    answered 2018-06-28 14:26:14 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: A candidate must be able to speak the truth and tell the public exactly what he or she stands for.
  • Aaron Harris
    answered 2018-06-28 14:25:19 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Donna Ryan
    answered 2018-06-25 15:54:55 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Lori Sutphin
    answered 2018-06-25 10:22:52 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Keith Proud
    answered 2018-06-25 06:51:32 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: If the leader has no integrity than every ither attribute is suspect and may be false.
  • Keith Proud
    answered 2018-06-25 06:49:51 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • James Ingrasin
    answered 2018-06-24 22:01:47 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Doing the right thing is always the most important thing.
  • James Ingrasin
    answered 2018-06-24 22:00:55 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • James Carr
    answered 2018-06-24 21:14:06 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: You may not agree with everything other people do however you need to have the integrity to do what is the best for the majority