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City of Wetaskiwin Council Municipal Election Mayoral candidates

City of Wetaskiwin Mayoral candidates present why they should get your vote on Oct. 18, 2021.

City of Wetaskiwin Municipal Election Mayoral candidates present why they should get your vote on Oct. 18, 2021.

The Pipestone Flyer contacted all City of Wetaskiwin Municipal Election candidates for their profiles and only those who submitted before deadline were included in the Pipestone Flyer’s print and below.

Jenn Moriartey

I am a long term resident, business owner and active member of our community. I came to the decision to run for Mayor because I did not want other people in charge of my external livelihood anymore. I believe good people need to get into these systems and character should out way position when making humanitarian decisions. I want to find ways to help people on a larger scale with decisions based on majority over minority. I want the opportunity to take apart, re-evaluate and re-invent our systems and to be part of building something truly beautiful for Wetaskiwin.

I believe I will make an excellent Mayor. I am kind, caring, thoughtful, appreciative, driven, highly intuitive, intellectually curious, strategic, efficient, positive, determined, personable, insatiable, innovative, confident, paired with emotional intelligence and strong work ethic. I am not afraid to say no or take chances. I bring years of always putting my best foot forward and I truly believe how you do anything is how you do everything. In my world actions speak much louder than words.

I believe what sets me apart from the other mayoral candidates is my desire to learn and my visionary leadership abilities. I come with fresh, eager eyes, innovative ideas, unique perspectives and an unbiased, selfless desire to serve my community.

I will work as hard for our people and our businesses as I would be working for my own.

Continuously focusing on positive opportunities, for our businesses and our people will always be my main focus to help lead us on an upward curve towards our future as a strong, sustainable, thriving community.

Momentum is one of the greatest universal laws. Excellence is a continuous process. And I believe by doing this it will have ripple effects through our community and we will acquire everything we need to get to where we want to go.

Tyler Gandam

I’m running for Mayor again so that I can continue to advocate for our community and share Wetaskiwin’s story. I’ve led our City through an extremely challenging time and I want to continue to lead us forward into a better future. Wetaskiwin is starting to receive desperately-needed supports due to my strong lobbying and relationship-building efforts, and I want to keep working to secure more funding to help make Wetaskiwin a place we are all proud to call home—-without breaking the bank.

I believe my open, consistent, and honest communication as well as my balanced and strong leadership are a few things that make me the best choice to continue serving as Wetaskiwin’s Mayor. My ability to bring our community together, hold Council and Administration accountable, and the advocating I’ve done for Wetaskiwin to secure much-needed provincial and federal grants are great examples of the experience I bring,and would like to continue to bring, as your Mayor.

My familiarity with our community’s needs, and my strong communication and leadership skills are assets that I believe set me apart. I will continue to work on our many issues and challenges—not just one or two. I’m incredibly accessible, and always share important information and updates with the community through my social channels.

I will continue to work hard to lower both our crime and tax rates, address homelessness and EMS (ambulance) shortages in our community, and our infrastructure deficit and development challenges. I’ll also keep prioritizing the attraction and retention of businesses and families.

Where to vote

Eligible voters can vote at the Memorial Arts Centre (5206 50 Street) or at the Drill Hall (4519 50 Ave) on Oct. 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Early voting is also available on Oct. 16, 2021 at the East Fire Hall (Station 2) from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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