Running for: Sturgeon County Council
Years resident in community: 47 years
Family status: Married
Education: N.A.I.T diploma
Current Occupation: Farmer
Q: What was your primary motivation to seek elected office?
It has reached a breaking point with a dysfunctional council and administration resulting in poor service for the residents of Sturgeon County. A failure for decades to address the road issues of the majority of the county, the passing of an unsuitable land use bylaw which affects more than just the river valley and the lack of judgment in even considering a new $100 million dollar county office rather than fixing the roads all led to a final decision that change was needed.
Q: What skills and experiences have prepared you for this office
I have owned and managed my own business for over 30 years. I have served on numerous boards in a variety of different roles including president of the Legal and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Fruit Grower’s Society of Alberta as well as several farmers’ market societies.
Q: What do you think are the most important issues to the community at large?
From my door-knocking experience, residents of Sturgeon County say “fix the roads” over and over and over. Do I need to say more? The new county office comes up as do county wages, county arrogance and the permit process and costs but by far the biggest issue is fixing the roads.
Q: What specific goals will you work to achieve if elected?
When a new council is elected I will work towards doing good neighbour land use bylaws for each of the subdivisions, improving the experience dealing with Sturgeon County and of course dedicating more funding to fixing the roads, not office buildings. I would, however, be only one vote on council.
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