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:
My name is Byron Kemp. I am running for director of CRD in Area E.
The reason I am running is to give voters a choice, and I was asked to run by voters of Area E as Steve Mazur was not going to be running and they want someone with past experience to keep up Steve’s good work.
The issues that need to be addressed are:
• Number one: the Dog Creek Road/ Mountview sewer and water. This has been a subject of concern for the past six years.
• Issue two: to ensure that there is adequate housing for seniors in Williams Lake and the surrounding area and keeping Cariboo Lodge as just that and not a commercial property for profit.
• The third issue is that of problems at Chimney Lake, which the ministries don’t listen to the people regarding fisheries, campsites and the problem of fire protection costs.
In order to deal with these issues, we must deal with the City of Williams Lake, the Interior Health Authority and the ministries of the government involved, plus the local areas that are involved.
I believe that the past experience that I have will enable me to help put forward these issues and other issues that the voters in Area E may have.
One of the big problems is that we do not get voters out to the polls; thus the issues are not seen as important by the government and we may not have the best person doing the job.
So, please get out and vote.