I'm an amateur astronomer and veteran member of the BAUT message board who’s running for state representative in northwest suburban Chicagoland. I've been inundated by questionnaires from various organizations. Last month I answered a questionnaire for the environmentally conscious Sierra Club. They asked no questions regarding light pollution, so I added a comment regarding the need to curb it. This past week I completed the Chicago Tribune's questionnaire. Among my responses was: Reduce light pollution to save money and energy, while allowing wondrous views of nature’s starry skies.