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Ward 4, meet your candidates

“I want to make a difference for Ward 4 by bringing common sense and common values back to city hall.”

Brad Northcott
Business owner/ master plumber/gas fitter
Age: 47

No. 1 issue:

“Local issues and yes to airport tunnel, without it the LRT will run up Nose Creek, destroying much of what’s left of a wildlife corridor, far less impact thru tunnel.”

Why run?
“I grew up in Ward 4, raised my kids here. Now with all my kids grown it is time for me to give back to the community that helped raise us.”



Carol Poon

Health care entrepreneur
Age: 50

No 1. issue:

“Can be summarized as waste — wasting people's time by ineffective transportation modes, wasting people’s money by not setting priorities ... and wasting people's energies when consultations done over several years are ignored.”

Why run?
“I am running because I am living my words that I said to my son: You can't just complain about things, you have to step up and do something about it.”


Curtis Kruschel
IT professional
Age: 47

No. 1 issue:

“There are three high level concerns for residents — tunnel, $60 million budget issue, and significant spending at the end of the previous council’s regime.”

Why run?
“With the support of my company, I decided it was time.”


Dwight Boehm
Manager, educator
Age: 54

No. 1 issue:

“Getting government working for the people again and financial risk management.”

Why run?
“Basically because there were no candidates in the field that were really qualified to do what needs to be done at city hall to clean it up the mess.


Gael MacLeod
Senior executive, finance and non-profit
No. 1 issue:

“Ward 4 residents tell me that transportation is their number one concern. We need to look for improved efficiencies and cost effective solutions that enable the smooth flow of traffic through our communities while supporting increasingly accessible public transit.”

Why run?
“Our communities and our city face many challenges. I want to use my leadership skills and financial management background to help guide city council towards solutions that work.”


Jane Morgan
Owner, Cache-flo Synergy Inc.
Age: 47

No. 1 issue:

“Restoring confidence with Calgarians.”

Political experience:

Past CFO and executive director with the Wildrose Alliance Party.

Why run?
“Fiscal management of the city, community safety and a desire to give back to my community.”


Jeff Haussecker
Architect
Age: 43

No. 1 issue:

Urban development and infrastructure

Why run?
“I am skilled at working with communities, stakeholders, consultants, design and technical teams.”


Jon Wong
Marketing/business director
Age: 31

No. 1 issue:

Community infrastructure.

Why run?
“When I looked at the other candidates running, I saw a lack of real focus. I know firsthand what we have had in the past ... and what people have been telling me this ward truly needs.”


Leslie Bedard
Teacher
Age: 35

No. 1 issue:

Clear and regular communication between city hall and Calgarians.

Why run?
“I decided that we needed people on council who were coming from a more positive place.”


Sean Chu
Police officer
Age: 47

No. 1 issue:

Fiscal responsibility.

Why run?
“I want to make a difference for Ward 4 by bringing common sense and common values back to city hall.”


Tommy Low
Retired real estate broker
Age: 56

No. 1 issue:

Accountability, responsibility and transparency.

Why run?
Calgary has been very good to me for the last 28 years ... and I want to give back.

 
 
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