Page 8 - September 25, 2017
P. 8
THE WEEKLY ANCHOR


THE WEEKLY ANCHOR
PAGE 8 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 MONDAY MAY 29, 2017 PAGE 13
Zahara kicks-off Mayoral campaign




by Adrienne Tait

Kevin Zahara announced his intention to run for
Edson Mayor in April. His official campaign kick-
PASSPORT PHOTOS & MORE off took place on September 18 at the Galloway
Station and Museum.
Professional Digital Passport System photos Zahara is no stranger to municipal politics having
ready in minutes while you wait... served first on Athabasca town council at the age of
19 before moving to Edson. Zahara was elected to
Edson town council during the 2007 municipal
election and again in the 2010 election before
leaving to serve as press secretary for then MLA
and cabinet minister Robin Campbell in the
provincial government.
Zahara said serving in provincial politics was
“eye opening.” Being inside government at a
provincial level Zahara said he learned how the Edson Mayoral candidate Kevin Zahara, and GYPSD trustee nominee Kristie Gomuwka officially kicked off
processes work including budget and treasury, their election campaigns at the Galloway Station and Museum on September 18th. photo Adrienne Tait
environmental, and aboriginal relations. “I found
out about half way through that this is probably not the first is openness and accountability which said Zahara.
where I want to be,” said Zahara, “I really enjoyed would include live streaming of meetings so the “Diversity is excellent. I think it is important that
municipal politics but on a provincial level it is public can see the debates and how the councillors you have different people with different points of
more complicated because you have the party vote. He would also like to see more open houses view serving on council,” said Zahara, “You need
system in place and the demands from one end of and coffee parties and plans to post his expenses to have young fresh faces in order to have renewal
the province to the other are wild and opposing so online. “There are personnel and land matters that but the history that councillors bring that have been
it makes it difficult for any government.” are private in nature and held in camera but some on council is also very important.”
Zahara said he believes it is important for the of those decisions should still go through an open As mayor Zahara said he would encourage
electorate to know what he stands for and what process,” said Zahara. vigorous debate. "Councillors must be encouraged
ideas he is bringing to the table. “It is easy when The second number one priority for Zahara is to speak their points of view in order to make the Sept 25
you are running for office to say 'I'm not making youth council. best decisions," said Zahara. When asked what he
any promises' because then you are not accountable Zahara would like to see more people, including thought of the Committee of the Whole format he
Passport•Citizenship•Rifle Arms Licence• for anything because you didn't promise anything,” youth, attend the debates to ask questions. said, "It allows for council to hear a wide variety of
said Zahara, “I'm bringing forward my ideas on
issues. The less separate committees you have the
“Youth should absolutely be able to ask
Permanent Resident•Photos & more how to bring our community forward. Am I going questions. I think it is inappropriate that they are better because it streamlines things in order to
to be successful in everything? I'm certainly going not allowed to ask questions. We need to be make better decisions.”
In addition to transparency, and youth council,
DROP IN AND SEE! to try but it does take a team effort. I don't have all encouraging our youth to be involved and not Zahara would like to see pedestrian crossings along
of the solutions and my solutions might not be the
sensor because they may not be eligible to vote.
best solutions.” Zahara said one of the first orders They live in this community too and they have the fourth and second avenues, increased community
5040 3rd Avenue, Edson of business (if granted the opportunity) will be to right to ask questions because the decisions that we safety education, and review the walkability of the
contact the other elected officials and try to work
community.
make as a council, or the decisions we make at
780-723-5787 together to formulate a plan. different levels of government, impacts them too,” October 16 .
Zahara encourages everybody get out and vote on
th
There are “two number one priorities” for Zahara,
The Weekly Anchor
2016 FORD FLEX SEL 2016 FORD F-350 LARIAT 4X4 2016 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER ES 2015 FORD F350 PLATINUM 4X4 2016 FORD ESCAPE SE
DIESEL
LIKE
DIESEL
AUTO
AWD LOW KM’S AWD LOADED 6 SPD
NEW
PASSPORT PHOTOS & MORE

WAS 55,995
#17372A
Professional Digital Passport System photos WAS 37,995 #17125A WAS 63,995 #17363A WAS 22,995 #17129A NOW $52,900 WAS 25,995 #17192A
NOW $33,900 NOW $60,900
NOW $19,900
NOW $22,900
ready in minutes while you wait...
Passport Citizenship Rifle Arms Licence •


Permanent Resident Photos & more 2014 FORD F150 Fx4 2010 FORD TAURUS 2015 FORD FUSION SE 2014 EDGE SEL 2016 FORD F-150 PLATINUM

AWD
LOADED LIMITED NICE AWD LOADED
CAR
LOW
4x4
KM

WAS 36,995 #17263A WAS 13,995 #16358C WAS 17,995 #17188A WAS 23,995 #17136A WAS 56,995 #17249A
NOW $33,900 NOW $11,900 NOW $15,900 NOW $20,900 NOW $52,900


JERRY FORD SALES LTD.ERRY FORD SALES LTD.
J


DROP IN AND SEE!

5040 3rd Avenue, Edson

The Weekly Anchor 780-723-5787 Where Pleasing You Comes Naturally!




FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!ACEBOOK!
FOLLOW US ON F 5908 - 4th Ave., Edson Ph: 723-4441
WWW.JERRYFORD.COM
   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13