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Truly representative government

Truly representative government

I’ve been asked how the campaigning is going, and overall, it is good. I’ve been mentioned in every election article in our two papers. I’ve had a pretty good share of the attention at the three all-candidates events. I’ve had a warm reception when knocking […]

Only vote for those that you really want

Only vote for those that you really want

In our Municipal election, we use a voting system called a majoritarian system. That means that there are 6 council seats to be filled and all candidates are on one ballot. Voters are instructed to choose up to 6 of the candidates and there is […]

Conundrum on the campaign trail

Conundrum on the campaign trail

During the last campaign, I chose not to put up road signs. I hate them. They’re either boring, distracting, or partly falling down so they just look trashy. No matter how you or I feel about signs, they work. They remind people over and over who […]

Why are you running, Jen?

Why are you running, Jen?

A good friend of mine asked me today, “Why are you running, Jen?” When I was 8 years old, we did a class project about tigers. We learned the meaning of “endangered species” and I was infuriated: I wanted to save all of the tigers. […]

Council meeting in review

Council meeting in review

You can read back through my Twitter feed (@whipoli) and get a brief summary of what has happened at the council meetings for the past three years. That’s a service I’ve provided since Jack Crompton was elected in 2011. This past Tuesday, council discussed the […]