Get to Know Who's Running: Cori Longo (Ward Métis)
There happens to be a Municipal Election 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 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 Congress. Community health and well-being drive everything Cori does. In the midst of a public health crisis, she is committed to supporting the lives and livelihoods of Edmontonians. It’s why she wants to bring her expertise and experience to representing the communities of Ward Métis (6). The time is right to elect a progressive woman who will show up every day for her constituents."
Additionally, I believe we need the voice of a working mom on City Council. So many decisions made by city council impact families and I think a working mom’s perspective is needed at the table, someone who will stand against more conservative style cuts.
I will fight for good jobs, healthy neighbourhoods, and strong public services.
- A real response and recovery from COVID-19
- Housing and houselessness
- Climate change