This last week has been insanely busy. Last night I participated in the PSSA UFV Debate via telephone because I've come down with a pretty nasty flu. Thank you again to the PSSA for making that possible.
We're 4 days away from Election Day now. I really want to thank you all for your support. It honestly means the world to me. It's nice to know that you truly believe me when I tell you all that I'm doing this because I genuinely care about all of us here in Abbotsford.
I really want to encourage everyone to vote. Vote with your heart and your values. There is no such thing as a wasted vote... a vote is a voice and each one is important and speaks volumes.
We had the first All Candidates Debate. I was nervous, but I enjoyed it. We also had our debate on CIVL radio with Justin Goodrich. The energy was totally different for that one - and all of us had a good time. Mr. Peary even kindly offered Travis and I a ride home. (I declined, seeing as I had my car with me).
I posted some videos of my speeches during the first debate. The CIVL radio debate is available on podcast.
Someone asked me a question on Facebook and I thought I'd post my answer here, too, so none of you miss it.
Sheena Houston: You state on your website "The cost of housing alone is frightening - but what about the taxes? And at the rate they are increasing how will you, I or our children be able to afford to pay them?" As a self described non-homeowner, where are you coming from in your worry about taxes when you don't currently (and never have) paid into our municipal tax pot?
Tomorrow I am meeting with a reporter from The Cascade, (UFV's Student Paper). I'm really grateful for every chance to get my message out there. Grace, who is doing the interview, seems really great. Should be a good one. In the evening I will be recording my 2 minute commercial with Shaw. It's a free service offered to all candidates and will air twice on the Shaw Channel. Not entirely sure which channel that equates to at the moment.... They will be running all of the videos back to back, ... Continue reading...
Answering questionnaires, media phone calls, meeting with people in the community. It takes time. I'm just grateful that I have that time to give... and I'm grateful that you all have come to my site to give me a chance to let you know what I'm about.
I'll be signing the Taxpayer Pledge Monday morning. I really love this idea and encourage all candidates to sign. Transparency is vital when it comes to public service. We all deserve to know exactly where our tax dollars are going. To take the p... Continue reading...
It started with several phone calls & emails from friends and colleagues who had some great advice. I feel grateful for knowing so many supportive people from all walks of life who can give me perspective from every angle.
Today the Chamber of Commerce sent out their official questionnaire/RSVP form for the All Candidates Meeting, (hosted by The Chamber in partnership with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Associa... Continue reading...
This morning I had the pleasure of meeting with Melissa of Melodrama Photography at Mill Lake to have some head shots taken.
Yesterday I received an email from the Abbotsford Times containing the questionnaire they sent out to Mayoral Candidates. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to get some of my thoughts out to the public and look forward to getting in to more detail to give you all a better understanding of my platform.