The Tribune asked candidates running in the municipal, regional, and School District 27 election a few questions about themselves and their platforms.
We asked the following:
• What position are you running for?
• Why are you running for it?
• What do you see as the top three issues to address in your community?
• How do you propose to tackle them?
Candidates in the area, including those who have been acclaimed, were invited to participate for free
and were given a maximum word limit of 275 words to answer the questions above.
The following are the answers we received from participating candidates:
1. I am running for re-election as Area J representative for the Cariboo Regional District board.
2. I am running for this position because I have lived in the Chilcotin all of my life and enjoy defending our rights and freedoms, also trying to enhance our services while keeping our taxes as low as possible.
3. The top three issues are increased medical care in local clinics, safety from fire and floods with strategic evacuation routes, and better recycling opportunities.
4. Have positions established for doctors and our local clinics with medical imaging equipment connected to specialists; continue with the Community Wildfire Protection program and pursue evacuation routes; continue with discussions with private recycling operators to establish and maintain recycling facilities and our refuse sites, and also continue to request recycling fees and environmental fees at purchase are returned to the district to offset refuse taxes; and continue to work with Interior Roads in identifying problem areas and help in requesting funding from federal and provincial governments to fix and maintain these areas
I believe in working with local communities to access funding from UBCM, NDI, and the provincial and federal governments for community halls, rec sites, trails, signage, and other projects.
We have now, on staff, grant writers funded to assist with applications for funding.
Vote Nov. 19 to “keep the good things happening.”