Skakun seeks re-elec­tion

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

Brian Skakun is seek­ing a sixth term on city coun­cil.

“It has been such a priv­i­lege to serve as your elected rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the past 16 years,” he said in a state­ment is­sued Wed­nes­day con­firm­ing his in­ten­tion to seek re-elec­tion.

“I am down to earth and ap­proach­able and have al­ways felt I have been there when called upon for help.”

The 50-year res­i­dent of the city, a power en­gi­neer at In­ter­con Pulp, went on to say he knows a great deal about the com­mu­nity and de­scribed him­self as hard work­ing and some­one who brings knowl­edge and pas­sion to ev­ery coun­cil meet­ing he at­tends.

“I’m not shy about shar­ing my thoughts on a num­ber of is­sues and will stand up for what I be­lieve is in the best in­ter­est of the com­mu­nity,” Skakun said.

Skakun said it takes team­work to get things done but be­ing a coun­cil mem­ber “does not mean how­ever, you need to lose your in­de­pen­dence of thought and ac­tion.”

“If re-elected I will con­tinue to work hard on be­half of the com­mu­nity and will fo­cus on a num­ber of is­sues in­clud­ing a com­plete re­view of se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tion com­pen­sa­tion, il­le­gal dump­ing, tar­get­ing prob­lem prop­erty own­ers, road re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, re­open­ing Quinn Street sani dump and trans­fer sta­tion, in­creas­ing se­niors hous­ing and op­por­tu­ni­ties and a struc­tured project man­age­ment model for in­fra­struc­ture fail­ure.”

Skakun has set up a hand­ful of so­cial me­dia links: www.bri­an­skakun.com, bri­an­skakun@face­book.com, Brian Skakun for Coun­cil@Face­book.com and bri­an­skakuncity@twit­ter.com.

Gen­eral vot­ing day in the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion is Oct. 20.

SKAKUN

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