FRANK REGEHR Penticton
It’s not often you get the chance to elect a retired public-sector finance professional to city council, but that’s the opportunity in front of Penticton voters who will see the name Frank Regehr on their ballots.
He retired in 2010 after serving 22 years as secretary-treasurer for the Okanagan Skaha school district and its predecessors, and more recently has become one of city council’s sharpest watchdogs by analyzing annual budgets.
It’s quite possible he already understands city finances better than anyone on the present city council. If elected, staff wouldn’t be able to BS him. In addition to his financial pedigree, he’s also campaigned on commitments to parks, arts and culture and finding a way to get satellite communities to pay a fairer share towards Penticton’s recreational facilities.