My Campaign Philosophy
I have decided since day 1 to self fund my campaign for two main reasons:
- I want people to know that when I am in office I’m there to represent their best interests and not the special interest groups that funded my campaign.
- I think there are better things that people can spend their hard earned money on than campaign signs and parties. I have asked my supporters to give the donations they offered to the charity of their choice.
This allows the campaign to focus on the issues and merits of the candidates instead of hype and flash.
What I promise to do
What I can promise you is that I have a set of values that I live by and this is what I would bring to the position if hired. I value honesty, I have learned that trust is the most valuable asset you can have and I will always be truthful. I value safety, whether at home, work, or on the streets, everyone has the right to feel safe and secure. I value family and community, we all have to live together and I believe that little things like picking up litter or holding a door are what makes a community strong.
Ward 12 covers a very diverse group of neighbourhoods. For example, the issues that affect Daily Grove are going to be different than those of the Orchards but there are some universal issues that span the entire ward and city. These are Urban Planning, Public Safety, as well as Employment and the Economy. I have listed my ideas for solutions on my platform page. I would also love to hear other solutions and thoughts from the people, I won’t always have all the answers but I will always have an open ear, a strong voice and the resolve to fight for what you want.
What I Want to Change
I believe that our council can be better and in turn make Edmonton better.
Below are the goals I hope to achieve if elected.
I want the people’s voices to count. I do not think the council should tell you what you need. The council’s job is to listen to what Edmontonians want. To this end I have made a commitment to provide a weekly update that includes all my activities for the week so people will know exactly what I’m doing.
The people have a right to know what their elected officials are doing. They shouldn’t have to go searching through archives to find the information. It should be an open and transparent process without secrecy. All actions by committees should be shared and pushed out on social media. I will also be releasing my expenses to the public so there is no question as to what I am spending public money on. I would also like to make this an official policy for all public officials.
Too many politicians are worried about getting re-elected to take a stand. This is not the way it should be. They are elected to act on the people’s behalf, not for the benefit of their own political career.
I promise to be a strong voice for the people of Ward 12 and the city as a whole. I will fight for what Edmontonians want.
I will continue talking to community stakeholders over the next few weeks and finding out what issues are most pressing to them. I will take this information and lay out my platform and strategy for correcting these issues on my platform page.
I need your support in order to fight for you. Please vote for me on October 16, 2017.
I enjoy talking with the members of the community and encourage you to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you have. I will be knocking on doors to introduce myself and talk to as many people as I can but it will be impossible for me reach everyone this way so please reach out so we can discuss your concerns.
Thank you all for your faith and support