Council: Erickson, Bob

District of Hope: Erickson, Bob - Council candidate

  • Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Bob Erickson

What is your background or political experience?

I have no political experience. I have run a successful business in Hope and Chilliwack for the past 34 years. My business experience has taught me the skills I need in overseeing the operations of a municipality including planning, managing, and operating budgets, working with staff, and setting priorities for present and future activities.

 

What are the most pressing issues facing Hope?

The most pressing issues facing Hope are a shrinking tax base with increasing taxes, little economic activity, a need to be more business friendly, and making Hope attractive as an ideal place to live and raise a family.

 

If elected, what would be your main priority as councillor?

My main priority as councillor is to change the direction of council from being led to taking a strong leadership role in all aspects of governing.

 

Why should people vote for you?

People should vote for me because of my vision for Hope, which is economic development, aiding businesses coming to town, getting budgets under control by reviewing all expenditures, working together in an open manner, and promoting Hope as a great place to live.

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