To the editor,
Re: Krog announces he’s running to become mayor, June 14.
A welcome change in Nanaimo municipal politics has occurred. A person has come forward to contest for mayor, none other than Leonard Krog, the sitting MLA for the city.
Obviously, everyone in this town knows or has heard of Krog. From all reports across the political spectrum Krog is a competent and honest person who has served his city well in the provincial legislature. He should have been a cabinet minister, but petty provincial politics being what it is, he was shut out. The province was the loser. Of course, I did observe him perform in the provincial realm and from all I can see he did an admirable job.
Krog does not need this job at 65. No doubt his provincial pension would be sufficient for a comfortable retirement. Yet, he has thrown his hat in the ring and by so doing has elevated the status of the city already.
Nanaimo desperately needs competence and integrity at city hall. I think Krog can provide that.
Brian Peckford, Nanaimo
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