Slate of candidates set for city council by-election
A total of four candidates will be vying for a spot on Moose Jaw city council in the coming byelection to replace retired councillor Don Mitchell.
Mike Bachiu, Doug Blanc, Heather Eby and Steven J. White will look to take over the position when the election takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Bachiu is a lifelong Moose Jaw resident who has worked the past 15 years in senior management with Moose Jaw Families for Change, while also volunteering on the city’s special needs advisory committee and South Hill Community Association. He feels his experience advocating for people of various abilities and involvement in the community makes him the candidate most suitable to propel the changes to create a more cohesive and inclusive community for families, senior citizens, youth, and businesses. Blanc is a retired former provincial gov- ernment employee, having worked for the provincial government for 28 years while serving as the vice-president of SGEU for 10 years and president for four years. Blanc feels his career provided him with the ability to deal with budgets, time constraints and a large variety of issues and people while dealing with complex issues and finding the best resolution. With council, his focus would be better communication with citizens, better planning of projects to all easier access through the city and a constant eye toward the future while deal with today’s needs.
Eby brings a wealth of prior council experience too, having previously served two terms as a Moose Jaw city council. In her time with council, Eby served on the Board of Police Commissioners, the DFFH Board, the Murals Board, Parks and Rec Advisory Committee, Economic Development Commission and the Waka- mow Valley Board. Eby – a self-employed registered massage therapist for the past 25 years – looks to bring her knowledge and understanding of Council processes, procedures and policies into play are return to playing a part in shaping Moose Jaw’s future.
White has always been impressed with the city of Moose Jaw, with the comfort and security, warm and inviting people living up to the name Friendly City. He feels the
Steven J. White
city has not been as friendly to its citizens as they have been to each other: not taking care of infrastructure, discouraging new businesses or discounting the wants and needs of its citizens. White feels the need to bring vibrance and swagger back to the people of Moose Jaw and people are needed to serve the citizens of Moose Jaw. For more information on the 2018 civic byelection, check out moosejaw.ca/election/ by-election2018