Is it that time already? Well, it appears that the 2018 Municipal Election has been a hot topic of discussion for at least the majority of the current term. It comes around every four years and for at least a year or so before the voting day handfuls of hopefuls talk the talk about running in the next race. Well, instead of just talking about it, I’m officially announcing my intention this very moment.
What has always concerned me about the Municipal Election process, or at least the way it seems to be understood in these parts, is that it’s usually a big secret who the candidates are. That is, until Nomination papers have been filed and the Candidates are officially declared. Sure, there’s no shortage of speculation and even the ones seeking nomination are usually quite tight-lipped about the whole thing until the end of the Nomination period.
So, I figured, if my plan is to seek election in the upcoming 2018 Municipal Election for the Town of Princeton, I’m going to skip over the ten months of speculating and tell you right now I’m in. I’m curious to see who else will take the plunge and let their name stand long before the Nomination period begins. This could be a very interesting local election.
Now that I’ve made my announcement, here are some important dates to keep in mind going into 2018 (all noted from Elections BC):
Election Period – Monday, January 1, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018
Nomination Period – Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018
Campaign Period – Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
General Voting Day – Saturday, October 20, 2018
I invite you to participate in the upcoming Municipal Election by attending the functions that will be hosted leading up to Election Day. I also invite you to take an active role in the future of your community. It’s easy to sit back and criticize, but it is always much more effective to actually step up and get involved. I have lived here for the past 31 years. I have been actively involved in the community throughout those years. Now I feel it is time to give back in a different role within the community – as an elected Councillor for the Town of Princeton.
If you agree that I could be a good choice for Town Council, thank you and please get in touch with me. My ‘Contact’ page has a form you can fill out to let me know what your thoughts are. Let’s all work together and make Princeton a better place to live, grow, raise a family, start a business, attract tourists and retire.
George Elliott, Candidate Hopeful
My name is George Elliott. I have been in the Media Industry since 1978. I spent 23 years in Broadcasting and worked in a total of six different radio stations located in southern British Columbia Canada during my career. In 2000 I switched gears and moved into the Print Media Industry at a small town, local weekly community newspaper. In 2004 I bought the paper and operated it with my wife, Brenda until July 2016 when we closed it. I launched a freelance web content and article writing business from my home in January 2014.