It should be interesting to see if the Republicans can take away Obama's total power by winning the House back. On Monday, I get to vote for our mayor and councilor. It hasn't been quite as exciting as the race for mayor in Toronto, but it still counts for the direction our city goes in. Here are the picks by Envision Edmonton, the group that got the petition to keep the city center airport open going:Democratic strategists acknowledged they are abandoning a dozen House seats the party now holds, as they try to salvage their majority in the chamber by shoring up candidates with better chances.With Republicans expanding their advertising to broaden the field of competitive races, Democrats are shifting resources to help such senior lawmakers as House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D., S.C.), and to head off Republicans in usually safe Massachusetts, where a southeast district that includes Cape Cod is competitive for the first time in decades.
Your Vote is Your VoiceUnfortunately, I'm in Ward 10, with no pro-democracy candidate. My two choices are Iveson, the creator of the socialist program U-Pass which makes ALL university and college students pay for those who ride the bus, and Slemko, a last minute entry to make sure that Iveson did not get acclaimed. I will go with Slemko, who is a business person and at least has a slight idea about what it takes to run a city.
On October 18th Envision Edmonton asks you to vote for the Mayoral candidate David Dorward, A man who has "A head for business, and a heart for people".
David is clearly a supporter of democracy and as such assisted with volunteer appreciation initiatives for Envision Edmonton volunteers.
David wants Edmontonians to know that his key issues involve;
1. Responsible LRT development
2. Crime Reduction and Public Safety
3. Freezing Property Tax hikes
4. $600 Annual Property Tax Rebate for Seniors
5. Reducing Legacy Projects and enhancing core services
6. Giving Edmontonians the voice they deserve
Ward by Ward Picks
Envision Edmonton supports Candidates in the Edmonton Civic Election that support Democracy. Let the people decide the Airport issue like they did in 1992 & 1995. In both cases the public voted to keep the Edmonton City Center Airport open.
We therefore provide the following names of pro democracy candidates that support your right to decide the issue of on-going operations of the city Center Airport.
MAYOR- David Dorward (780) 989-9980
Ward 1 - Linda Sloan (780) 756-1321
Ward 2 - Don Koziak (780) 732-4576
Ward 3 - Terry Demers (780) 893-8683
Ward 4 - Dan Backs (780) 994-0000
Ward 5 - Steve Bergeron (780) 970-2289
Ward 6 - James Johnson (780) 801-4618
Ward 7 - Tony Caterina (780) 328-3113
Ward 8 - Lori Jeffery-Heaney (780) 909-7249
Ward 9 - Calvin Lim (780) 669-9879
NO pro democracy candidate is running in Ward 10
Ward 11 - Kerry Diotte (780) 700-8806
Ward 12 - Chuck McKenna (780) 952-3227
Please get out on October 18th and vote! YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!
I don't really care who you vote for, but at least get out there and vote!