Ambler gracious in defeat

Unsuccessful Courtenay mayoralty candidate sends out letter of congratulations and thanks

Jon Ambler

Dear editor,

The citizens of Courtenay have chosen their municipal government, enabled by their freedoms of speech, expression and assembly, informed by a free and independent press, and conducted by a secret ballot. This process, of which I am proud to have played my part, is democratically sound and I fully respect the outcome. It has been my privilege to serve.

I congratulate Mayor Jangula on his re-election, after a hard-fought campaign, and I also congratulate Councillors Frisch, Theos, Lennox, Hillian, Wells and Eriksson who will join him in the Council Chambers. Their work will not be easy: I wish them every success as they make decisions on myriad issues. I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank my supporters. This includes my campaign team: their passion, energy and commitment were awe-inspiring. Also, I would like to thank those seven private citizens that contributed money to my campaign. I must also thank Scotia Bank and Billy D`s, both located on Fifth Street, for their hospitality in permitting me to use their spaces for campaign events. As I cease my duty as an elected official I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the staff of both the City of Courtenay and the CVRD. Their complex work is largely unrecognized and all too often unappreciated: any success I had as an elected official was based to a great extent on their work. Finally, I would like to thank all the citizens that voted for me: your faith in my ability to lead the City of Courtenay is a tremendous compliment, for which I sincerely thank you.

 

 

 

Jon Ambler

Courtenay

 

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