Questionnaires Reveal Candidate Quirks

As candidates for public office wind their way through various organizations’ endorsement screenings, they are often requested to fill out

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

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