‘Dave’ gets this writer’s vote

We have quite a choice for mayor, says Alberni resident.

To the Editor,

The Alberni Valley News’ “capsule comments” by candidates for mayor (Oct. 23 election coverage) were read. A cruise around town to look at signs was insightful. It’s quite a choice we have.

Here are some disjointed impressions based on more than just these “self promoting” snippets.

“Slugger” Wright is up to bat but seems to have missed the signs.

“Black bear” Savard is consistent once again.

Magnate Chopra,  our self proclaimed penny pinching councillor, has failed, under his watch, to stop residential taxes from skyrocketing.

Platitude Mike Ruttan? Likeable and bright, but hasn’t the community “hug in” (Mayor Douglas’ coffee talks) already been tried?

“Pay raise” Douglas didn’t get the increase sought as a councillor, but got it as mayor. “Maurice Chopin”, now he makes music to my ears, but who is this man?

Cindy “all inclusive” Solda. Worth a shot, maybe, but isn’t tourism also an industry?

Which leaves us with Dave. I see his signs in front of houses all over town. He’s been campaigning for years. And he gets things done. I think I will vote for Dave.

T. Lyman Jardin,

Port Alberni

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