Dedicated and smart

Writer says Brouilette should run for the mayor's chair

This letter is in regards to F.H. Horner’s letter (The News, Aug. 26) on Qualicum Beach municipal elections contestants.

It wasn’t that long ago when Horner dissected Wendy Mauer when she had made her comments known on certain happenings within the Town; now it is Mary Brouilette’s turn and we are months away from an election. I can only imagine the pace will pick up and by November a picture of Mary will develop wherein she has fangs, claws and a horn or two.

It appears that Horner doesn’t appreciate someone whose view of Qualicum Beach goes beyond his narrow scope. I love living in Qualicum Beach; it is small, it is limited in growth potential and has a charm that cannot be duplicated. However, those that live here have no right to tell others they can’t come and, to the best of their ability, council and developers must accommodate them.

I have met Mary but who hasn’t after all those years at the credit union and have found her to hold the same ideals of growth and development as do the majority of the citizens. The mayor holds the gavel but the council member hold the power, thus, it is not the mayor who will maintain or change the direction of the town.

I think Mary has done a commendable job in her first term on council, she has a good handle on the issues, she brings many different perspectives, she is intelligent, she is diligent, dedicated and pretty to boot. Need I say more other than I think she has my vote hands-down. Now if she would only run for mayor.

D. Gardner

 

Qualicum Beach

 

 

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