Procter promises 100 per cent accountability if elected to Comox council

Lifetime Comox resident and local business leader Dave Procter has announced his candidacy for Comox council.

Lifetime Comox resident and local business leader Dave Procter has announced his candidacy for Comox council with a simple question for the people of Comox: “How can I serve you?”

“My promise is to always be 100 per cent accountable,” he says. “Fiscal responsibility is my top priority. To that end, and with your support, I’d like to start introducing some creative ideas for supporting business and the arts in our community.

“I’ve watched Comox grow and, until recently, I’ve been happy with the progress we’ve made. But now I feel it’s time for some fresh thinking on council. We’re in the midst of a global economic downturn; if we want to retain our quality of life while keeping our services intact, we need to start thinking outside the box.”

Though Procter has never before run for office, he has a wealth of business experience and a tenacious commitment to his home town.

“I may be a rookie in politics, but I’m used to hard work and I’m not afraid to go to bat for something I believe in. My work over the last 33 years has given me plenty of experience with council meetings, public hearings, bylaws and zoning issues.”

Procter largely credits his father, a dedicated military man who proudly served as a navigator on the Argus, for instilling in him a strong sense of ethics, responsibility and community pride.

In 2007, Procter cycled Coast to Coast for Cancer, raising $40,000 for breast cancer research assisted by his wife, Leah, and their kids.

He participates every year in the Boomer’s Legacy Ride, he fundraises for the Children’s Miracle Network and he created an ongoing bursary with his partner Jim Gordon that helps one student every year pursue higher education at North Island College.

— Dave Procter

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