The Coquitlam municipal election is around the corner and there are plenty of candidates to choose from. The polls open for the last time on Saturday, October 20.
Trying to narrow down who to vote for can be difficult, especially if you’re in the millennial age bracket.
With the help of the Forum for Millennial Leadership (FML), Daily Hive has worked to create a list of candidates under 40 running in the Coquitlam municipal race.
“I believe we need more three bedroom townhouses, more dedicated rental units and more BC Affordable Housing units. We also need to protect our existing single-family neighbourhoods. My commitment is to always put the needs and interests of Coquitlam residents first. My hope is that on City Council I can meaningly contribute to keeping our city a great place to live now, and in the future.”
“I’m committed to running for a seat on Coquitlam City Council to guide and shape this change. Our current City Council fails to critically think about proposals and development plans, relying far too heavily on what they are told by big real estate developers. I intend to stand up for families of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds.”
“As a Coquitlam resident my entire life, and as a father of two children with my wife, Dawn, I’m concerned the actions – and inaction – of our current City Council has jeopardized our city’s future. I’m running for a seat on City Council to ensure Coquitlam continues to be a great place for families of all sizes and backgrounds.”
“I am running for the City Council to bring a new, fresh voice to our City Council and build the future of our community for all our families. Coquitlam is a blessed city to live and raise a family. I have the experience, problem-solving skills, and vision to give our city a bright future.”
“I got into politics out of frustration with the status quo of making decisions for popularity or to win votes. Politicians are elected to take care of their constituents, not their own jobs. As such, decisions made on council should consider all residents for seven generations ahead, not just the current election cycle. While I would love a full-on progressive council and mayor, the reality is that it is you, the voter, who decides this. I am committed to working collaboratively and respectfully with whoever Coquitlam decides to send to our municipal government.”
“Affordability, transit, infrastructure, bike sharing, living wages, and support for marginalized people are top of mind for me, and for many Coquitlam residents. As your City Councillor, I will put people first and work to build a smart, sustainable city, with more effective leadership and transparent government. I will protect small businesses and the arts, and push for the development of diverse housing options.”