> Our answer rate is currently at 78%. Do you think moderators can and
> should do more than average users to improve that? If, so: how? If
> not: why not?

If a user is not already doing more than the average user to increase the answer rate, that user is probably not a candidate for moderator, but a moderator can't force other users to answer questions. What moderator can do is help keep the site clean and civil, thus encouraging participation.

> In case you already have more than 10k rep and thus access to
> moderator tools, why do you strive to be an elected moderator? What do
> you expect from being elected compared to just being able to do what
> moderators do?

High ranking users do have access to very significant moderation tools, but moderators [do have additional capabilities][1]. In fact, this question is flawed because high ranking users cannot "do what moderators do", but can only do some of what moderators can do.

> How many hours a week do you plan to devote to moderation if elected?
> How does that compare to how many hours a week you currently spend
> active on this site? Please explain any differences in those numbers.

I have no idea how many hours I am active on the site. I am afraid to add that up. Nor do I know how much time is spent in the review queues, or voting, but I am sure I will continue to be quite active, and hopefully helpful.
    
> How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of
> valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of
> arguments/flags from comments?

Valuable answers do not buy one the right to behave badly, but this would have to be handled on a case by case basis. 

> How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc
> a question that you feel shouldn't have been?

I believe there are moderator chat rooms...

> What is your view about the relevance of questions about the
> implementation of specific plugins, such as WooCommerce?

Plugins are very tightly connected to the WordPress Core, and I do not think that questions concerning plugins should be automatically off-topic. 

> What is your frustration avoidance process.

Well, grab a dog. I have three, two of which are always at my feet. Also, Borderlands 2. Also, the cat, though is he is sometimes a source of frustration.

> In your opinion, what do moderators do?

Much what I already do as a 10k + user, but with fewer restrictions. 
    
> A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the
> past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will
> do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?

Everything I have said already carries a "name" associated with me (in several variants) across several sections of the web, not just here. I have cultivated that "name". I already watch what I say. I am not worried about a diamond next to it.

  [1]: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/75189/208593