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:
I am campaigning for a seat on city council in Williams Lake.
My motives for seeking this role come from a sincere desire to serve Williams Lake, be a voice and an advocate for the residents, and to fulfill my responsibilities with integrity.
The current condition of the local economy is a priority issue that needs to be proactively addressed. Continued crime reduction is an issue that requires unwavering persistence. Creating an atmosphere in the City of Williams Lake where a family unit can survive and thrive is of utmost importance.
Discovering solutions for the most prominent issues oppressing Williams Lake requires examining root causes, a willingness to set our differences aside for the greater good of all, rolling our sleeves up as a community and working hard together. An outside-the-box entrepreneur mentality is necessary for generating employment opportunities.
It is imperative in times like these for the entire community to make a commitment to move forward, let go of our biases and discover ways that we can work together in a co-operative, respectful manner. Progress waits for no one and trying to stop change will only cripple our community. Respectful relationships and open communication are absolutely essential.
In reality I am simply one person with a strong conscience, one voice, one vote, and a whole bunch of ideas. The power in this is that I am ready and willing to serve on a team of like-minded people to support Williams Lake as we move into a new era that has never been witnessed before and will set a new standard for communities struggling like ours.