Dan Doerksen is seeking election to Courtenay city council.
Dan’s character is summed up in his election slogan “common sense, hard work and straight talk.” Dan is a man who knows people, he knows the issues of this city, and he knows how to work hard and efficiently to get things done.
Dan and his wife Linda have lived in the Valley just over 10 years.
He has two sons who live and work with their wives in the Edmonton area. Dan and his wife have raised and mentored many young people over the years, and still mentor and assist with Korean students who come to Courtenay to experience Canadian life and upgrade their English skills.
Dan has spent the majority of his life serving his family and his community. He served 28 years as a police officer in Edmonton until retiring as a homicide detective in 2014.
Unable to stay retired, Dan started his second career as an investigative community coroner with the B.C. Coroners Service. Again his experience as a caring, listening people person made him a valued employee until his second retirement in 2014.
The bottom line is that Dan’s extensive experience in dealing with people over the years has developed in him an ability to see the core issues within the larger general symptoms. He knows how to cut through the politics and to get things done.
Some of the significant issues Dan would like to see addressed are the Maple Pool lawsuit (stop it), homelessness, current and future traffic flow issues, downtown revitalization and trying to keep taxes from climbing.
Dan can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org