1. A vision is an integral part of good municipal decision making which I feel has been lacking in recent years.
When I think of our town I think of loggers driving to work as fishing boats pull out of port. Native art on buildings, paintings on lamp posts and carvings on corners. I hear music filling Spirit Square and crowds forming on Pier Street. A community rich in natural and personal resources, knowing who it is and proud of itself. This is my Campbell River. Whether this is a vision or just a memory, it’s still the future I want.
2. My credentials include experience with businesses which deal in millions annually, balancing accounts, being an active Rotary volunteer, and I’ve known Campbell River my whole life.
I associate these credentials with a good candidate, but I bring much more to the table. I bring a new perspective; I question the norm, I ask why. I’m never afraid to speak up.
I have strong opinions of what defines Campbell River and where I think we should be going. I’m confident, energetic, and strong willed.
My resume justifies seeking a position on council, bringing a fresh and unconventional personality with me.
3. I feel the communication barrier is partially about approachability.
For the average person in Campbell River or people with young families, going in and speaking to a politician can be intimidating, and if they do, receiving typical politician responses can be frustrating and even turn them off of the whole process. That’s where I feel I have more to offer than many of the other candidates. I think people can identify with me and feel comfortable. I’m easy going, and haven’t been a politician long enough to mince words.
Explaining things straight is still the only way I know how.