Friday, October 29, 2010

Candidate's Favorite Books: Steve Six

This election season, we're asking candidates the hard-hitting question "What is your favorite book?" We asked all candidates appearing on the ballot for state and local office. As the election nears, we'll post their answers here.

Steve Six, Democrat from Lawrence, currently serves as Attorney General and is seeking re-election. His favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

"To Kill a Mockingbird shows everything that is right about being a lawyer and why I am proud to be one. In the current climate in this country, I think folks would be well served to keep in mind what Atticus says in the book -- 'They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.'

A close second right now is All the Kings Men by Roger Penn Warren--which is, in my opinion, the best book on American politics out there."

Inclusion on this blog does does not constitute an endorsement of a candidate by the library. However, we do endorse the books they've chosen.

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