Fall is in the air, and with the kids back in school many families are now taking the time to consider the municipal election on October 16th, 2017. We will all be voting for the next City Councillor for our area, as well as for public and separate school Trustees. Whomever you plan to vote for, I am grateful to each of you for taking the time to participate in the democratic process.
As your MLA, rest assured I am looking forward to working diligently with whomever is elected in each area of office. We have many issues of joint concern, from transportation to school infrastructure. My best wishes and good luck to all candidates!
This election also marks Councillor Richard Pootmans’ retirement. I have had the pleasure of working with Richard since I was first elected, and have appreciated getting to know him and his staff over the years. Richard is an excellent listener, and has such a strong sense of the needs and views of all the communities in Calgary-West. His synthetization of complex issues our community faces is something that I always appreciated. Richard, we will miss you and we thank you for everything you have done for our community over the past years.
Mike Ellis, MLA