August 23, 2018
Squamish, B.C. - On election day at Brennan Park voters will have an opportunity to elect a municipal council candidate who grew up in the community, a candidate committed to having Squamish reach its full potential, a candidate who has been following local politics since the 1980s.
On September 4, John French will submit nomination papers seeking one of the six District of Squamish councillor positions to be filled in the next local election.
“Squamish is on the verge of an exciting transformation,” says French. “The top three issues in this election are economic development, housing affordability and regional transportation. These are the issues I will focus most of my energy on through the next four years.”
French was born at Squamish General Hospital in 1969 and he graduated from Howe Sound Secondary School in 1987. He attended broadcast school, worked at various radio stations around B.C. between 1989 and 1990 then started reporting on Squamish issues for Mountain FM and The Squamish Chief through to late in 2005 and then again between 2011 and 2015. As a journalist he attended then reported on council and committee meetings regularly.
“My children are now independent young adults and I have the time needed to finally do what I have wanted to do for a long time,” French says. “It's time for me to serve and give back to the community I have lived in almost all my life.”
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Election Session 1
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