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Alanda Carver is running for Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Regonal Director against incumbent Mike Hicks. - Benjamin Yong
Alanda Carver is running for Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Regonal Director against incumbent Mike Hicks.
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Alanda Carver

From the Alanda Carver press conference at Shirley Hall on Oct. 12, 2011

“The main thing that sort of pushed me was that I really think the community needs to be able to have a discussion and if nobody runs against Mike then there’s not even an opportunity to ask him questions. I stepped into the whole Juan de Fuca Electoral Area discussions because the message that I heard coming out of Mike Hicks in particular, and others also, was that outsiders were the ones controlling the discussion in our community. And I know that local people were speaking up, but they weren’t being appreciated for that effort.

“Now I had an individual opinion, and my opinion was that I was against the proposal, but the whole of the community needed to know that it was good for them to take part in the discussion and I think that’s being lost right now. And I don’t think that the basic community is being heard, I think that there’s a appropriate community development, there’s things that would enhance all of our areas and that the community should be the ones that decide that, not the people that have particular interests in one direction or another.

So I thought, well, I don’t know anything about politics. But I didn’t see anybody else stepping up, and I couldn’t think of anybody I could nominate.”     Terrance Martin

Candidate for Sooke council Terrance Martin has announced his nomination for trustee in Milne zone, Sooke School District 62. Martin has also thrown his hat into the local municipal council

“With eight natural children and a host of international students and foster kids, I’m partly to blame for the surge in demand, so I feel I should step up and shoulder some responsibility,” he quipped.

“As a parent of a special needs child I have a particular appreciation for what schools can and cannot do, and for the role of outside agencies. I think the school district can benefit greatly by tighter communication with council, and a dual role as councillor and school trustee is the most effective position I can think of for my professional skill set and experience.

With nearly 30 years in business, a facilities project management background, and a Masters degree in communication and culture, I think I have a lot to offer. Education is a vital component of building healthy sustainable communities, and a healthy community is a determinative element in successful student outcomes.”

Terrance can be contacted by telephone at 250-642-2917 or email at tm@tfmartin.net.

Also running in School District 62 are: Milne’s Landing Area (three persons to be elected) Janet Evans and Robert F. Phillips, Neil Poirier and Margot Swinburnson.

The candidates who have declared themselves in the upcoming municipal election in Sooke are:

For mayor:

David Bennett

Wendal Milne

Councillor candidates are:

Sheila Beech*

Bev Berger*

Ron Dumont*

Herb Haldane*

Rick Kasper

Terrance Martin

Jim Mitchell

Myke Colbert

Kevin Pearson

Karrie Reay

Shaunna Salsman

Maya T.ait*

* denotes an incumbent.

 

 

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