On October 17, Smithers will get a new mayor and a city councillor and there are six candidates trying to get your vote in the by-election. Let’s meet them!
“For over 20 years, my working life has been primarily focussed on promoting this town and its tourism opportunities. I have had the great privilege of serving on Smithers Town Council for the past six years including the last year as acting mayor,” Atrill tells the Interior News.
“I’m running because I think it’s time for a different outlook in Smithers. I’m just a regular guy to help make a difference in our town. I have lived here for pretty much my whole life and I love this town…I’m not a politician and I don’t have all the answers but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make Smithers better than it already is,” he says in a Facebook video.
For City Council
“I am a dedicated business owner, mother and active member of the community running as a council candidate in the Smithers by-election. I will bring my business experience, diverse representation and ideas and will advocate for the inclusion of all,” she says on her Facebook page.
“I will work hard to advocate for safe & affordable housing, so that every resident has the opportunity to not just work in Smithers, but also be able to live and play. I will listen and actively communicate with community members & organizations about town projects and explain the rationale behind my decision making process,” she explains on her campaign site.
“Serving our community since 2009 from Board member to President with the Smithers Chamber and General Manager of the Aspen Inn. If elected I look forward to the challenge of protecting your Tax Dollars,” he says on his Facebook page.
“I’m an adamant supporter of free speech. I’m anti-socialism, I think it’s a terrible ideology, I don’t buy the climate alarmism, I don’t buy higher taxes, I don’t want bigger government, I want smaller government,” he says in a recent interview.