WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70 Orc Hunter

June 6, 2008 -

Last week GamePolitics reported that Jeanne Stevens (left), Republican candidate for the Connecticut legislature, is a World of Warcraft gamer.

In an detailed follow-up inteview with Stevens, MMO site Wandering Goblin learned that the would-be legislator maintains a trio of Horde avatars on the Alexstrasza server:

It was my father who introduced us to WoW three years ago. The boys would watch him play and he’d let them make his characters jump and dance. Then my brother began playing and naturally I began too. We haven’t stopped since.

 

I have three characters... a 70 Orc hunter (12 beast mastery, 26 marksman, 23 survival); 58 Troll shaman (43 elemental, 6 enhancement); and, a 53 Blood Elf rogue (36 assassination, 5 combat, 3 subtlety)... I dislike PvPand generally only tag my characters if I’m on a specific quest. I play to relax and typically will help one of my younger sons with their quests – they have multiple low level characters. I guess I’m mostly PvE.

Gamers will be pleased to hear that candidate Stevens is no fan of video game legislation:

Parents need to start parenting! You are the adult. You are responsible for what happens within your home. If you don’t like the content of a t.v. show, game, book, etc., don’t allow it in your home – that is your choice – you get to be the legislator, you make the laws of your home. Don’t abdicate that responsibility to the government. Exercise your own common sense – way back when, I enjoyed listening to Howard Stern on my commute to work – if he was getting too raunchy for my tastes, I changed the dial – and, I never listened to him if my kids were in the car.

You won't find GTA IV at the Stevens homestead, however:

WoW is the sum total of my experience. We’ll get Lich King when it comes out. The boys play Xbox live, Halo and Call of Duty series, though Guitar Hero is getting quite a bit of play now. As a parent, I will not allow GTA in my home – that is my choice. If you’d like to play it in your home, go for it.

Wandering Goblin even tossed in a Jack Thompson question. Stevens fielded it like a true politician:

He’s entitled to his opinions.
 

GP: Terrific interview by Wandering Goblin, even if they did mess up the title (The WoW-Playing Congressional Candidate). Stevens is running for the Connecticut House of Representatives, not the U.S. House.

By the way, judging from the pic supplied by Stevens to Wandering Goblin, the candidate must have been munching on WoW's Savoury Deviate Delight.


Comments

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

It's good to see that people who play video games and have a reasonable opinion of them are getting into politics.  In the future, I hope all politicians can become as level-headed as Mrs. Stevens on the subject.  Here's to her!

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

Awesome woman! I'm in CA, not CT, but I'd vote for her if I could. Keep an eye on her; she deserves our support.

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

/sarcasm Really 12/26/23 for a hunter I mean come on.

Seriously I think someone like that is perfect. The use of Common sense (not really all that common anymore) and being willing to be activly involved with your children is great to see.

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

lol this is the first thing I thought too

respec!

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

Ah! thats the first thing that came to mind for me too!

wow...we, are, sad

 

----Reno to Thompson "I'm only interested in virile men. That’s why I'm not attracted to you." This kids, is what we call a grammatical smack down

----Apparently our plan to just sit around and wait for all the stupid people to die isn't going so well

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

nah, just means we are on the same wavelength (It could be worse, Imagine shareing a brainwave with JT right now!)

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

He only has one brainwave, and that's not waving anymore, it's flicking him the bird.

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

So agree. \m/ ^_^ \m/ Go W.o.W and GTA SA, and 4.

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

*snicker*  That was my first thought, too.

Re: WoW-playing Legislative Candidate Talks About Her Level 70

Cool, good stuff :).

 
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