Election 2014: New contender joins council race

District of Hope: Hondo Stroyan is the latest person to announce candidacy

Another candidate is eying a seat on council.

With the official nomination period now open, newcomer Hondo Stroyan has announced his intention to run in the Nov. 15 municipal election.

“I have a business background, I’m a fresh face and a new voice, and I have a genuine concern for this community and our town,” said Stroyan.

“I am prepared to work hard over the next four years to bring our community and the town of Hope together in a direction that reflects a reasonable prosperity every British Columbian is entitled to.”

Stroyan wants to improve council communication with the public, reduce taxes, and work to bring new business to Hope. He believes taxes are too high and the district needs to re-examine its spending priorities.

“It’s a tough business climate. There are a lot of people that want to shop locally but we need to have to have the stuff here for them,” he said.

“There are people in this community that have committed themselves and invested everything in this town, and they need to be supported, respected and heard. We have to find a way to find new business that’s going to benefit the town but not at the expense of the businesses that are already here.”

Stroyan lives in Hope with his wife and three children, and has been an active member of the Hope Rotary Club for the past four years. He used to own Hope Sleep Centre and now works at Gardner GM in sales and leasing.

Donna Burns and Dusty Smith have also decided to run for council in November.

As for the mayoral race, Lloyd Forman, Glen Ogren, Wilfried Vicktor and Cindy Young are planning to vie for the community’s top job.

Candidates have until 4 p.m. on Oct. 10 to file their nomination papers.

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