Like all members of this city, i have an idea now of whom i want to vote for in October. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, and i would be disappointed if everyone did agree with me. I am not going to go through all the wards but i have a few things to say about some.
MAYOR: I like Andrew Johnson, but in the long run i would have to throw my support behind Linda Whetham. She has a grasp of the way council runs and of how the City runs. She has a good support group around her I believe, and is the polar opposite of our current Mayor and using a sports terminology, it’s time to change the coach and go in a different direction. With the right people elected to help her she should have no problem as our next mayor.
Ward 3: This is my Ward, and i believe it is definitely a time for change here. Karl has, at least to me, had his day and we need fresh new blood in here and my choice would be Bev McDowell. I have met Bev and find her feisty and well informed and while some may think she is a loose cannon, she knows how to play with the big boy’s and will bring a fresh face and attitude to a staid little council.
Regional Council: Here i go between a new face and an old face. Claudette Miller has still some good ideas and should be giving another term and she can help to bring along Robert Ross, who can learn everything at the hands of a master. He will be able to observe and eventually be the go to guy for Linda at the Region.
So, that’s my choice, what are yours?Tags: andrew johnson, linda whetham