Electoral Area E includes Lasqueti Island and surrounding islands. Two candidates are campaigning to fill the position as regional director. Both were asked to submit a short bio and tell residents why they deserve support in the general election on Saturday, October 20.
Here is the response from Merrick Anderson:
I have been a resident of Lasqueti Island for 48 years, with 46 of those engaged with local politics as a member of our original OCP Committee, 16 years as fire chief, and 25 years on the Island's Trust APC.
I am running for my fifth term as regional director for Area E.
qathet Regional District has gone through big changes in the past few years and I think my steady hand will be an asset on the new board.