VIDEO: Rep. Moeller discusses voting against popular opinion

By Lou Brancaccio, Columbian editor



Moeller Video Interviews

Today's video is one of five recorded by editor Lou Brancaccio. This series began Tuesday, March 5 and will end Monday, March 11.

Tuesday:Voting against popular opinion

Wednesday: CRC

Thursday: Binding arbitration

Friday: Prevailing wage

Monday: Legislative session

In a wide-ranging interview with State Rep. Jim Moeller, he discusses how elected officials sometimes have to vote one way, even if they believe a majority of residents might have a different view. In part, this is because elected officials have to lead as well as represent, he said.

This is the first installment of a five-part series.