George Holme will be seeking re-election in Area E in next month’s municipal election and the incumbent said the issue on the top of his platform is keeping Nanoose Bay as rural as possible.
Holme has been at his Regional District post for a long time. He was first elected in 1983 and except for the one term which he lost in 2002, he has been working steadily for the electors.
He said if re-elected he will continue to work at keeping the tax rate low.
“Area E has the lowest tax rate in Oceanside and I want to keep it that way,” he admitted.
He said he would like to sit as a board member for another term so he can be there when construction is completed on the fire hall as well as the water treatment plant in Nanoose Bay.
The Regional District of Nanaimo in partnership with the Nature Trust of B.C. recently acquired Moorecroft Regional Park which is located in Nanoose and Holme said he would like to see even more parkland secured in the region.
He said the Fairwinds development has about 43 per cent earmarked for parks and he would like to see that through.
Holme said because of some physical challenges he won’t be knocking on doors during this campaign, but admitted he never was much of door knocker to begin with.
He said he will run his campaign based on his reputation because “I have been around long enough.”