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Get to Know Who's Running: Andrew Knack (Ward Nakota Isga)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Andrew Knack Ward  Nakota Isga Andrew Knack " Andrew was born in Edmonton, raised just west in the city of Spruce Grove and has lived in west Edmonton since early 2002. Andrew received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 2006 and managed a retail business based in West Edmonton Mall unti

Get to Know Who's Running: Muhammad Herman Gill (Ward Karhiio)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Muhammad Herman Gill Ward  Karhiio Muhammad Herman Gill " I have always believed in creating a community and working for people wherever I am, and this foray is an extension of that. I firmly believe that I am the right person for this job. The biggest difference between me and everyone else running is that I

Get to Know Who's Running: Jo-Anne Wright (Ward Sspomitapi)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Jo-Anne Wright Ward  Sspomitapi Jo-Anne Wright " I am passionate about Edmonton and proud to have been born and raised here. My husband and I have called the Meadows Community home for 30 years - and this is where we raised our three children. I was involved with our children's school and sporting activiti

Get to Know Who's Running: Adrian Bruff (Ward O-day'min)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Adrian Bruff Ward  O-day'min Adrian Bruff " I am a community activist and organizer.  A MacEwan Alumni who works as a Social Worker and Disability Advocate within our communities.  I am involved in the disability field, housing our homeless, crime and safety and working to reintegrate adults back into our

Get to Know Who's Running: Cori Longo (Ward Métis)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Cori Longo Ward  Métis Cori Longo " Cori Longo has deep roots in Edmonton. She grew up in Belmead, and today lives in Alberta Avenue with her partner Michael and their two children. Cori has worked as a postal worker and registered nurse, and now advocates for working people in Alberta with the Canadian Labour

Why Do You Want to Run for City Council/Mayor?

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By Emil Tiedemann Since February, I have asked every person running for Edmonton's Mayor and City Council in 2021 the same 10 questions, to allow Edmontonians a chance to get to know a little bit about each candidate and what they stand for. So far, more than half of the 85 candidates have responded to my questionnaire.  One of the questions I have asked each candidate is, "Why do you want to run for City Council / Mayor?" Although it may not tell you everything you would want to know about the candidate or give you an in-depth look into their background and their platforms, it's a starter question that sheds a light on the intentions of each candidate. It can tell us what inspired them to run in the first place, or why they might be the right candidate for you and your community.  That is why I wanted to collect each candidate's answer to this particular question and present them here. Perhaps some of these responses will stand out to you and inspire you to vote