Mike’s own money

Mike Wansink spent money on campaign, but Westbroek didn't have to

I see my friend Frank Horner, the Master of the Innuendo, is at it again (The News, Oct. 25).

Frank states “the challenger for mayor, Mike Wansink, is personable but glib, is replying on a rather unremarkable single term on council to boost his case.” Mayor Westbroek obviously has a higher opinion of Mike’s qualifications otherwise why would he ask Mike, when they met on Rivers’ Day, to consider running for a council seat, rather than for mayor?

Frank goes on to say Wansink “is spending lots of money on advertising to get his name in front of the voters.” Yes, Mike spent some of his own money on lawn signs.

Fortunately for Teunis Westbroek, he doesn’t have this problem because when he ran unsuccessfully for the Reform Party several years ago he received a legacy of boxes of lawn signs that said “Elect Teunis Westbroek, Reform.”

He simply cut off the word ‘Reform” from the bottom of each sign and has been using them ever since. I would have done the same thing.

Mr. Horner’s statement that Wansink’s “agenda is all unsupported wishes with no action plans” is easy to say when he has never made any effort to speak to Wansink to get answers to his questions. This begs the question, what action plans has mayor Westbroek articulated?

His inference that Bill Luchtmeijer might not complete his term is just a cheap shot deserving no further comment.

Pat Hadley


Qualicum Beach



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