Eighteen candidates have entered the race to fill six City of Powell River Council seats. The Peak asked each candidate the following question:
Why should voters choose you to be a City of Powell River councillor?
Here is the response from Todd Phillips:
I was born and raised in Powell River and have made this my long-term home. This gives me a history of past successes and failures.
Having run a business here for more than 30 years, I have learned a lot about successful management. Belonging to several local organizations has taught me the values of volunteer work.
I have entered semi-retirement and now have the time to commit to the city and its citizens. I will put in the hours and do the research to reach the right decisions for the community.
I have been attending the evening council meetings and public forums for a few months now. This makes me up to date on current issues such as: Keeping tax increases in control; building permits in a timely manner; tackling the crime and drug problems plaguing our city centre; and replacing the lost mill jobs.
It will be hard but it can be done.
General election day is October 15. Read all Peak election coverage at prpeak.com/2022-civic-election.