WEB EXTRA: Mayor’s son endorses dad

Dear editor,

My father, Greg Phelps, is running for re-election for mayor of the City of Courtenay.

Dear editor,

My father, Greg Phelps, is currently running for re-election for Mayor of the City of Courtenay.  I hope that you will consider voting for him on November 19th.  Both Dad and my Mom, Charleen, have been supportive of my sister and I, in every aspect of our lives.  My Dad is a caring person, who loves the community that he lives in, and is proud to work for the city.


I remember when I was younger and living in Campbell River, he served one term on city council there.  There were times when he was away from the house a lot.  I remember when his term was up he told my sister and I that he was not going to run again, because he wanted to have more time at home with his family.  At that age I just knew that I had my Dad around more often.  But looking back I know that was not an easy decision.  Refraining from doing something he loved, to spend more time with us.  Actually, no.  I know it was a really easy decision, because family always came first.  Nothing else.


Now that my sister and I have grown up, moved out and are living our own lives, he has the time to dedicate to the city.  Although I have not lived in Courtenay for 10 years now, I have been kept apprised of things happening in the city through my dad.  His passion and drive and care for the people of the city that he serves is amazing.  He recognizes the work of the council as a whole and speaks of how proud he is of all the things that they have accomplished together.


I am very proud of my Dad.  He has taught me many things over my 29 years, including to pursue what you love to do.  I know that is what he is doing now.  He is a hard worker, a family man, and has a great sense of humour.  I hope that you can see all the good things in him that I know is there.  He is the right man for the job.  He will always be my Dad, an no matter what happens I will always be proud to be called his son.

Ryan Phelps,


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