Candidates in division 3 ill prepared
I was looking forward to finding out more about the Ponoka County council candidates at the Pofianga forum on Oct. 6. How embarrassing for the two fellows (Frank Cissell and Bruce Millar) who are running against George Verheire in division 3.
When you are seeking a councillor’s position you must show up on time — not come a half hour late while the public is sitting waiting. Do not go off subject with unrelated matters. If you really want the position, it is a good idea to, socialize with the public. Incumbent George Verheire has never had a problem getting around in his wheelchair, going through lineups.
You must also be prepared to have a speech describing what you can do for the county and try to elaborate on questions from the floor. This makes me wonder why these two individuals event submitted nomination papers. It’s a serious position toward the next three years for the future of a large Ponoka County population.
George Verheire answered all the questions and was direct. County residents do not like it when their doorbell is rung and brochures are thrown on the step. The opposition candidates run away before the doors are answered, racing out of the yards. If they are in that much of a hurry, it doesn’t do anything for their campaign. George Verheire will honk his horn and stay as long as it takes, giving the public the opportunity to meet him and address their concerns.
This county better stick with someone who knows what they’re doing.