I have run in several civic elections in Victoria when I was a resident there. I attended university with a focus on Russian and American comparative studies as a young man and ran my campaigns as a Peace Candidate.
Being an ardent Liberal, I started work campaigning for Christy Clark. I also have a great love of sports, particularly soccer and I am promoting my dream to see Canada as a world soccer power by 2020. You’ll often see me at the side of the Pat Bay Highway with my soccer balls promoting this; my hope is that Canada can become a high level soccer power in the coming years.
I have lived in beautiful Brentwood Bay for over 15 years.
1. Why are you running for Council?
I am running for council because this election in Central Saanich grants the privilege of supporting a precise, direct vote on any project, service or decision that is deemed good for over 10,000 tax paying citizens. There is a lot to be done with expenditures based on the criteria of fiscally responsible cost control.
2. What are your top three issues to tackle, if elected?
Traffic safety projects: a safety traffic circle at East Saanich Road and Wallace Drive in Saanichton, a safety crosswalk between the new Home Hardware and the plaza across the street where Shoppers Drug Mart is.
I would like to see ‘slow down’ signs posted near the entries to Saanichton and Brentwood and more trees planted in Saanichton. I would like to see the Keating industrial area improved in order to prevent tax dollars from flowing out, as well as build up affordable housing in the area.
3. What kind of leadership will you bring to council?
I will hard-campaign for fiscal responsibility.
4. What are your thoughts on industrial, residential and agricultural balance in Central Saanich?
The candidate did not answer this question.
5. Do you think council should proceed with the proposed Maber Flats project?
I’m against not reviewing such a potentially high over-cost project. A thorough re-examination is critical to test the concept of fiscal responsibility.