General voting takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Advanced polls are available today (Wednesday, Oct. 23) at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, and Friday at the Pinetree Community Centre.
Coquitlam residents who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to vote: 18 or older, a Canadian citizen, a B.C. resident for at least six months, a resident of Coquitlam for at least 30 days, and not disqualified from voting for any reason.
Non-resident property electors are also eligible to vote.
For details and polling locations, visit www.coquitlam.ca/city-hall/mayor-and-council/elections.aspx.
I represent the citizens best, because I am a regular, hardworking, taxpaying citizen: old enough to have seen a lot of the world, but young enough and fresh enough to be in touch with what is going on.
I care about what is happening in this city because my friends, my neighbours and my family live here.
I am willing to work with your city council to create a dynamic, vibrant city we can be proud of.
I am running on a platform of support for communities, business and you, taxpayer.
I’ve watched as the cost of government has gone straight up over the years and I believe a taxpayer-focused councillor is desperately needed at city hall.
I’ve been a financial advisor for over 15 years. I understand the value of a dollar and the need to stick to budgets.
My vision is for all of us to live, grow our businesses and raise our families, knowing that city hall is working for us. Elect me to council, and I will bring those values to city hall!
Dear residents of Coquitlam:
My name is Ben Kim and I would be most humble to be given a chance to represent you at the city council.
I believe that I can make a positive change to our community with my 25 years of experience working as a government economist and policy analyst.
I have been an immigrant of 45 years and also belong to the seniors’ community to understand the issues and opportunities.
Through this lens I plan to provide a new, fresh perspective to make our city a better place. On Oct. 26th, please vote for Ben Kim.
For nine years, from 2002-2011, while on Coquitlam city council I established a reputation of being a highly involved and hardworking councillor. I have a proven record of leadership and chaired or vice-chaired many Coquitlam city boards, task forces and committees. I was also appointed by Coquitlam city council as a representative to the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. I am known as a councillor who listens to and is responsive to the residents’ concerns. Working with the citizens of Coquitlam on their concerns around taxes, safe neighbourhoods, recreation facilities and transportation improvements are some of my priorities. Experience counts!
As a retired R.C.M.P. officer, I value safety, crime prevention and using common sense for intelligent development principles.
I will strive for sensible, sustainable growth.
The city must control spending and make better use of existing tax dollars to prevent residential rates from rising and keep business taxes competitive.
To learn more about my platform, please visit my website at www.macdonellcoquitlam.ca.
I am running for council for the first time.
Rather than stating all my opinions, I will tell you some principles that guide me. I believe that hard work and honesty are not just policies that our children should follow, but it [is] something for all of us.
Unlike a lot of politicians, I am willing to be clear with my answers so you at least know where I stand.
People that know me comment that I say what I mean and do what I say.
I hope that the residents of Coquitlam give me a chance to prove my value (exceeded word count) ...
I am a long-standing, engaged community enthusiast who has been involved in many facets of Coquitlam including education, sports, arts and culture, non-profits and environmental initiatives.
I am a proud mom of two active children, special events officer for SHARE, photographer for Snap Coquitlam, running leader and a volunteer whenever, wherever needed. Because of my wide variety of involvements with many organizations throughout our city, I know the issues that affect everyday families and I will represent those issues and interests on council. Teri Towner: Family Focused. Community Centred. www.teritowner.ca.
Chris Wilson has been a Champion for Coquitlam for 24 years.
He represented Canada in the 1992 Olympics and has been making a difference ever since.
His platform consists of being more disciplined and creative when it comes to spending, protecting our low-cost rental and other affordable housing, insisting that new development be done in the most sustainable and liveable way possible and protecting our environment, including Riverview and its lands. Wilson, SHARE’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year, is committed to being the hardest working and most balanced councillor Coquitlam has ever had. Working for real solutions for Coquitlam.
My name is Kurt Zaporozan and I want your vote on Oct. 26th.
I know our business community is struggling in Coquitlam due to our high business taxes.
It is the small, one to five person businesses that have the most impact on our community. I want these businesses to thrive in Coquitlam. This would attract more people to live, work and play in our community.
I also want the Riverview property to be developed into a world-class mental health facility. This would include a research, care/assessment facility and a teaching hospital. Having these important jobs would create a (exceeded word count) ...
Our city is growing fast and we need real leadership.
We need to protect Coquitlam by ensuring our city remains an affordable place to live, protecting our environment, and building a strong local economy with good-paying jobs.
We also need to make sure taxes are fair and affordable.
With four generations of my family living in this area, I am deeply rooted in Coquitlam, yet I bring with me the knowledge and experiences gained from living in other growing communities.
I know the issues, I have the skill set and I will get the job done.
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