Candidate: Jaye Walter

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Running for: St. Albert City Council
Years resident in community: 31 years
Neighbourhood: Erin Ridge
Age: 39
Family status: Married
Education: NAIT finance program
Current Occupation: Financial planner
Email: jayerwalter@hotmail.ca
Website:  www.vote4jaye.com
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/jayewalter
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jayewalter

Q: What was your primary motivation to seek elected office?
To stand up for taxpayers rights: to ensure that our tax dollars are spent wisely not frivolously. The previous city council allowed a $5 million road and roundabout to be build downtown, as well, the coloring of our crosswalks. Given our northern climate, these will cost large amounts to maintain. There is only one taxpayer, and that taxpayer should be respected.

Q: What skills and experiences have prepared you for this office?
I bring sales, analytical, and relationship management skills to the office of city councillor.
Having been involved in provincial politics for many years building constituency associations from the grassroots up, to professionally representing clients in my field, I bring a good balance of professional and political experience.

Q: What do you think are the most important issues to the community at large?
Controlling property tax increases, focusing our spending on needed infrastructure like Ray Gibbon Drive, and maintaining our green spaces.

Q: What specific goals will you work to achieve if elected?
Review city expenses to ensure value for money spent, complete the Ray Gibbon Drive and Bellerose Drive twinning, bring in a culture of transparency and openness to City Hall, as well as ensure St. Albert becomes a business-friendly community. If these goals are accomplished, there will be many opportunities for the people of St. Albert to work and live in our great community.

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