Avis brings much experience

John Harding's editorial (Jan. 10) in which he welcomes Barry Avis to a space between a rock and a hard place

Avis brings much

experience

With regards to John Harding’s editorial (Jan. 10) in which you welcome Barry Avis to a space between a rock and a hard place, my wife and I are compelled to disagree.

Avis has not only an extensive background in business management and systems design, he also has nine years of political experience as a highly respected Qualicum Beach councillor and vice-chair of the Association of Vancouver Island Communities.

Add these qualifications to Avis’ involvement with the Living Wage Committee, Protect Our Coasts, Oceanside Communities for Quality Education and his municipal experience in planning, finance, water management, environment and community development and it becomes apparent that he is superbly qualified to represent the diverse population of the Parksville-Qualicum constituency.

Over the past 16 months, he has engaged the public with 13 community town hall meetings on topics ranging from seniors’ care, to health care to agricultural sustainability — all the while knocking on more than 3,000 doors in the Nanaimo to Qualicum Beach area.

Avis is too much a gentleman to stoop to name calling, dirty politics or mud slinging. We know that he will treat his political opponents with grace and respect, and that he will run his campaign based on his resume and qualifications and his willingness to work hard to prove his worth.

Avis will not have to challenge or disparage the Liberal candidate, but that candidate may find herself having to defend the miserable 11-year record of the party she has chosen to represent.

In our humble opinion, Avis hardly finds himself between a rock and a hard place. He appears to be far too busy for such a distraction.

Dana McComber

Nanoose Bay

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