Danica Hughes

Danica Hughes

Hughes runs for council

Danica Hughes may be one of the few inexperienced candidates running for a seat at the city council table but she doesn’t see that as a problem.

  • Oct. 18, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Danica Hughes may be one of the few inexperienced candidates running for a seat at the city council table but she doesn’t see that as a problem.

A member of the family-owned business Factory Direct Mattress Centre, Hughes says she wants to be “part of a team that does what’s best for the city and all its residents.”

“I think it’s important to get involved and stop being complacent.”

Hughes says she wants to represent all walks of life and see the community progress, diversify and be safe from crime.

“I  think it’s important for Williams Lake to be a place where it is easy to do business,” she said.

Hughes, who grew up in Williams Lake, says her family business has found success by “being on our toes and changing our game.”

On her mother’s side, Hughes has a connection with William Lyne, one of the founders of the community; her grandparents on her father’s side, Hughes says, taught her about the value of community service.

“I’m realistic about the fact that I’m brand new to all of this,” she says.

“I really want to do an excellent job and serve the city by bringing the tools I’ve learned from being in business.”