Jon Ambler: A challenge for the mayor’s chair

City of Courtenay: Ambler, Jon - Mayor candidate

  • Oct. 15, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Jon Ambler

After two terms as a city councillor, Jon Ambler announced his candidacy for mayor, on the final day of nominations, last Friday.

Jon’s background is not only in municipal politics but also as a colonel (ret.) in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Jon’s contributions to council in the past six years included his introduction of Citizen Budget,  a low-cost online tool that enables all citizens to provide feedback on budget priorities.

Jon promises to keep Courtenay business as open and as transparent as possible.

“City business must be conducted in the public eye, with only rare exceptions allowed by law. I will never conduct Courtenay business in coffee shops and backrooms.”

Jon’s decision to enter the race, thereby creating a race for the mayor’s chair, came as a result of attending a community function.

“My late decision to enter the race was sparked by attendance at the recent Courtenay Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. All those volunteers, giving so much to our community, reminded me that my duty is not yet done. I hope to continue my dedicated efforts in the service of my community, working hard to look after the interests of every citizen.

“Those interests must be met fairly, and fairness comes from consistent application of the rules: no favourites, no special consideration, just the same rules for everyone.”

Jon is married (Jill) with two daughters and four grandchildren. He can be reached at 250-334-3458 or via email at electjonamber@gmail.com  throughout the campaign. He also has a website for the campaign, www.amblerformayor.ca, and a Facebook page, facebook.com/amblerformayor.

 

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