Editor: I was one of the few people who attended the Langley City candidates meeting on Nov. 2 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. What a great opportunity to get a grasp of the agendas, beliefs and concerns of candidates in the City.
I have now made up my mind on which of the six councillor candidates to vote for. Prior to the meeting, I had only picked four.
I am writing this for two reasons. One is to implore the public to take an interest in who will be elected to represent them. The other is to stress that, even if you only know of one, or three, or five councillor candidates to vote for, you can vote for one, three or five.
You do not have to vote for the full six (in the City) or eight (in the Township). If you do not know who to vote for, don’t just tick off any box.
When in doubt on anything in life, ask people you know and respect for their thoughts on the subject. If you want to know about City politics, ask people that are in the know. If you want to know about the Township, do the same.
Remember, the mayor, councillors and trustees are all paid representatives. Their pay comes out of your tax dollars. I can’t stress enough the importance of paying attention, and know that your vote matters.
It’s easy to vote, and to make it even easier there are advance polling opportunities available before the Nov. 19 election.