Why you?

City coun­cil hope­fuls say why they are run­ning and what they will bring to the ta­ble

The Western Star - - Front Page - BY GARY KEAN THE WEST­ERN STAR gkean@thewest­ern­star.com Twit­ter: WS_GaryKean

City coun­cil hope­fuls say why they are run­ning and what they will bring to the ta­ble.

There are 20 peo­ple on the bal­lot for this year’s mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion in Cor­ner Brook.

On Sept. 26, the city’s res­i­dents will choose ei­ther in­cum­bent Charles Pen­der or chal­lenger Jim Par­sons to serve as mayor for the next four years, and will se­lect six names from a field of 18 vy­ing for the city coun­cilor po­si­tions.

The West­ern Star con­tacted all of them to ask a few ques­tions that could help vot­ers make their choices.

We asked all 20 why they are run­ning for city coun­cil and what they will bring to the coun­cil ta­ble.

We asked the two may­oral can­di­dates their thoughts on what is the most im­por­tant as­pect of lead­ing coun­cil and the city’s fu­ture di­rec­tion.

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