Questionnaires Reveal Candidate Quirks

Which candidate would want to be played by Queen Latifah? (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) Letitia James. (Photo:

As candidates for public office wind their way through various organizations’ endorsement screenings, they are often requested to fill out questionnaires detailing their specific stands on a given group’s most important issues.

However, one Democratic club, New Kings Democrats, recently took things a bit further and presented candidates with surveys designed to showcase their creativity and wit, including questions on which actor or actress would play them in a movie and what items they’d want if stranded on a desert island.

Here are some of our favorite answers, courtesy of the New Kings Democrats and the candidates for public advocate:

If they were making a bio-pic about you, what would it be called and who would play you?

State Senator Dan Squadron:

“On a Clear Day, You can Maybe See a Few Feet In Front of You: The Albany Experience,” starring Clive Owen. Narrated by Werner Herzog.

City Councilwoman Letitia James:

“Fierce” and Queen Latifah

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani:

Reshma Shetty in “A Woman Who Doesn’t Wait in Line”

If you were shipwrecked, what three items would you want to land onshore with you?

Mr. Squadron:

A helicopter. A pilot. Dark rum.

Ms. James:

Water, a good book and my Blackberry. Of course I’d have my lip balm for good measure.

Ms. Saujani:

Kindle, my dog Stanley, Bollywood tunes

Assembly candidate Jason Otaño:

Machete, Axe, Fishing pole

What song is currently playing in your head?

Mr. Squadron:

A mash-up of “No Surrender” and “Sure Shot”

Ms. James:

John Legend, “Tonight Best You Ever Had”

Ms. Saujani:

Alicia Keys, “Girl on Fire”

Mr. Otaño: “

Stuck in the Middle with You”–clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. here I am stuck in the middle with you.

(Photos: Getty/NYC Council)

Questionnaires Reveal Candidate Quirks