Why I Ran

My home…

 

I wake up in the morning, and if I sit up, and the blinds are open, I can see the water. When I go downstairs to have my first of five daily coffees I can see an open field that runs into the woods. There is not a day that goes by that I do not realize how incredibly fortunate I am. I am lucky to be the child of two amazing parents who worked an insane amount of hours to provide a great future for me. I am fortunate that the woman I love was just crazy enough to love me back, and most of all, I’m lucky that despite growing up all over the country, I get to live in Belledune with my family.

One of the most enduring aspects that I’ve learned from my father was a sense of responsibility to contribute to the place you call home. Try and make it better, or as Kevin Spacey says,

“If you’re┬álucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.”

I believe that it has been far too long since we had elected officials that aligned themselves with these principles. People in Belledune are having a hard time, in particular, young people. Young people haven’t had a voice in this community for a very long time. It’s time that changed.

If elected, I will immediately start working with my fellow councillors to find ways to make Belledune a more attractive place for small and medium businesses to start up and for young families to set down some roots. I will work towards the establishment of a community learning centre that teaches post-secondary skills and other programs. I’ll work towards the creation of a healthy living department that will prioritize preventative health care initiatives for all of our citizens. From the cradle, right through retirement.

I will have more to say as the campaign rolls on, but for right now I’d like to invite you to join me on this adventure. The reason I am starting this journey online is because I believe that I bring the energy and focus towards the future that this village has sorely missed for many years.

So on May 9th, I hope you’ll support me in my campaign, and then work with me to build a better Belledune.

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