McNulty aims for council

James McNulty is putting his name forward for the first time for a seat on Central Saanich council

  • Oct. 21, 2011 9:00 a.m.

James McNulty is putting his name forward for the first time for a seat on Central Saanich council. He believes his experience in his family’s businesses, Five Star Paving and Island View Golf Centre, gives him a strong understanding of business and industrial needs in the community, as well as a solid knowledge of economic needs.

In particular, he said he is “deeply concerned with the current state of the Keating Industrial Park” and hopes to see a revitalization of industry in that area. He questions the rationale, laid out in the Local Government Act, behind having council members who do not live, own property or run businesses in Central Saanich.

McNulty’s business has supported numerous community projects, such as Boulders Climbing Gym at Stelly’s School as well as personal initiatives such as Fight Against Hunger in 2008 to feed Victoria’s homeless people. He said he believes in dealing with today’s issues without losing sight of the future.

He said he is “upset by the trend towards less transparency within council,” and would like to see more open communication with the public.

McNulty said he is “the only candidate representing the next generation of Central Saanich policymakers” so would bring a new perspective to council. He hopes to be a driving force behind the inclusion of the younger generation in community decisions.

“I’m passionate about my community, my family, and my business, and I want to ensure the best for them for now and for the future,” he said.

To learn more about McNulty’s campaign, go to www.McNultyForCouncil.com or follow him on Twitter @McNulty2011.