Comox council candidate Dan Jackson has put his name forward as a candidate in this year’s election in efforts to provide a fresh voice on important issues such as fiscal responsibility.
“We need to insure that our seniors, who built this community, are not taxed out of their homes and are not left struggling as a result of increasingly higher municipal taxes.”
Jackson asserts the principle that living through such difficult economic times requires municipal governments to lead by example and demonstrate how to spend responsibly.
“We need to ensure that we are spending our limited funds on the responsibilities of a municipal jurisdiction such as water, garbage, sewer and safety.” He believes that our council needs to think progressively, not sit around deciding what they should ban next.
Jackson has grasped and embraced the values and morals the residents of Comox find dear to them. As a teacher instructing a Grade 6/7 French Immersion class at École Puntledge Elementary in Courtenay, Dan has had considerable experience dealing with today’s youth.
“It is the job of elected representatives to create an atmosphere that is conducive to the success of our younger generation. We have far too many 20- and 30-year-olds who are having to relocate for employment in order to provide for their families.” Jackson believes that this phenomenon is negatively impacting Comox.
Jackson is convinced that Comox council can do a better job of providing a prosperous living environment for our youth. Jackson would like to help create an atmosphere that would allow the town centre to prosper economically.
“Having served in the military and growing up as the son of a soldier, I have had the privilege to live in many different locations around the world. None have provided the opportunities that exist here.”
— Dan Jackson