Hugh MacKinnon: ‘Firm, but fair’ councillor seeks re-election

Town of Comox: MacKinnon, Hugh - Council candidate

  • Oct. 20, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Hugh MacKinnon

After hearing encouragement from many and, with the support of my family, I have made the decision and am excited to seek re-election in November to again represent  citizens as a councillor for the Town of Comox. I am proud of many of Comox council’s achievements, particularly keeping taxes affordable, completing an agreement to secure the NorthEast Woods as a park, supporting the initiation of  downtown re-vitalization, and the initiation of activities such as the Ray Crossley Town of Comox Youth Achievement awards, which I initiated, and Comox Market Days! I was pleased to see our council support private initiatives like the Little Red Church, which has provided a  much-needed cultural venue.

I will continue to be supportive of planned development that welcomes public input, particularly earlier in the process. As well, if re-elected I will continue to consider issues with an open mind, and hear and defend when appropriate, the interests of neighbours. I believe councillors must be mindful of the future of Comox, not just the present in decision-making and allocation of resources.

I consider being a town councillor a community service and my way of giving back to our town and its people for all our town has given to the MacKinnon family.

To me, being a town councillor in Comox is a full-time job and I welcome that.

My 28 years of experience as a secondary school administrator  with a reputation earned as ‘firm but fair,’ firm with budgets and fair with human resources, has served,  I believe, council and the Town of Comox well. I believe Comox citizens want a town councillor who considers all sides of an issue, does his/her homework, is open to public consultation, considers the past, present and future of the town, and does so with dignity and respect. I hope to fill those shoes, honourably, on Comox Council again.

 

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