Tom Grant: From councillor to mayoral candidate

Town of Comox: Grant, Tom - Mayor candidate

  • Oct. 20, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Tom Grant

After four terms as a town councillor I, Tom Grant, am running for mayor of Comox.

Why am I seeking this office? Primarily because I love this town and care greatly about the future of Comox.

As a business owner and long- time resident of the Valley I have always considered myself very fortunate to be able to take an active part in the life of the community in my work here and my four terms as a Comox councillor. But I believe greatly that it is time for change; it is time for improvement; and it’s time to explore new directions. I’m confident I can bring you those things.

I think Comox is a great town. But, all is not rosy.  There are things that could be done differently – and better – and sooner, rather than later.

You can ask any citizen what we can do better and you will likely get similar questions; Where are the pubs? Why isn’t there a shoe store, or a men’s clothing store? How come the marina is a dead zone? What’s happening with the mall as business after business closes?

Now is the time for leadership so we as a community can really do something about the issues that are important to us all.

We will do it together if you elect me mayor.  The Comox I see is the Comox we all know and love, but better. I see a progressive Comox where you can sign up for rec centre classes online from your tablet.  I see a town that welcomes new entrepreneurs and their families, to open a new business and enjoy the kind of work-life balance many of us already enjoy.  I see a Comox where the vacancy signs are down, and the ‘new business opening here’ signs are up.  I also see a town where families and visitors experience a more vibrant and engaging Marina Park.

Tom can be reached by phone at 250 871-4760, or via email at throughout the campaign.

For more information on his campaign, visit his website at


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