Candidates enter the race
As the Nov. 19 municipal election approaches, candidates for city council have begun to announce their campaigns.
The Observer is giving the candidates an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves to the community.
I have served on city council for two terms and have strived to take a balanced approach between promoting local businesses and growth, and supporting environmental initiatives such as curbside recycling and the cosmetic pesticide bylaw.
I grew up in Salmon Arm and raised my family here. I recently started a new job and successfully ran my own business for 16 years.
I sold my business a year ago, but still own commercial property in Salmon Arm. I am married and have three daughters. For a unique perspective and progressive voice re-elect Debbie Cannon.
I am seeking a third term on city council
Born and raised in Salmon Arm, I then graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in economics.
I have been a mortgage broker for the past five years and am a committed volunteer. In my free time, I am active in team sports, mountain biking and skiing.
I am proud to call Salmon Arm home. I believe that I can continue to make positive contributions to the community.
One project I support and feel would complement our city, our people and our economy is the downtown college campus.
My wife Debbie and I have raised our three boys in Salmon Arm. Over the past 20 years I have been involved in many community activities. I am currently the principal of Bastion Elementary School. I have served on city councils for 14 years, chairing all major committees.
I am running again because I enjoy council work and I appreciate the opportunity to be involved in what happens in Salmon Arm.
I believe we need a balanced, common-sense approach to local issues.
My main goals are prudent financial management of taxpayer dollars and jobs for young people.
I am pleased to have served Salmon Arm for the past six years, and I hope to receive your continued support as a councillor.
My ongoing goal is to provide fair and balanced representation to all citizens of Salmon Arm. I will listen to and discuss all issues brought to me. I want our local economy to thrive, providing employment, opportunity and prosperity to the community, while protecting and enhancing our environment and local amenities.
I have a degree in communications and political science (focusing on local government), and experience in technology, project management, post-secondary education, employment services and journalism.
I was born in Salmon Arm, graduated from high school in 1976 and have lived in Ontario and Alberta, and Vancouver Island for almost 10 years.
I have diverse employment experience with BC Tel, Northern Plastics, in the forestry industry among my many jobs, and I spent six years as a commercial diver. I graduated in 1994 from the UVic with two degrees, a BA in history and a BEd in elementary curriculum.
Pamela and I have been married 26 years and have three great adult kids, Hannah, Grant and Nash, and have two grandchildren with another on the way.