Former school trustee Rowe running for Courtenay council

Jean Rowe will run for a seat on Courtenay city council.

Jean Rowe will run for a seat on Courtenay city council.

As a single parent and small business owner for over 27 years she understands the importance of fiscal responsibility and managing within a budget. Jean will be an advocate, in this economic crunch and beyond, for responsible spending and transparency by council.

Rowe has more than 20 years of Canadian military service with experience in issue analysis, decision-making and implementation.  She has the patience, knowledge and willpower to listen to voters and make decisions in the best interest of the city and possibly the Comox Valley, even if the difficult decisions may not always be immediately popular.

She held a seat on the board of education from 2005 to 2008 and therefore understands the needs of our children and young adults — the future of our community.  Her community involvement has given her an in-depth understanding of our community and its needs, including its important growing retired and senior population.

Jean relates to the challenges facing small business and the little guy.

“I don’t believe the sky is falling but I do believe that if municipalities do not take their responsibilities seriously and control spending our taxes will continue to rise,” said Rowe. “The rich get richer, the poor get poorer; this must stop right at the municipal level.”

Rowe has proven herself to be an independent thinker not controlled by the “old boys network” and capable of bringing new ideas to council.

“We all need to work together to provide good paying jobs for our youth so they can continue to live in the beautiful Comox Valley,” concluded Rowe.

If you have questions or would like to contribute to Jean Rowe’s campaign, please e-mail jeanrowe2011@gmail.com or call 250-331-0843.

— Jean Rowe

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