Providing better representation for residents and small businesses will be one of the key planks in Don Dumesnil’s campaign to win a seat on Penticton city council.
The 47-year-old father of two works as a payment adviser for PayVida, which supplies businesses with equipment and support they need to process payments from debit and credit cards.
“Because of the work that I’m involved with, I get insights into the small business community and what concerns they have and what they’d be looking for,” he explained.
Dumesnil has lived in Penticton for 18 years and took one other shot at office in 1993, when he ran unsuccessfully for the Canada Party in the federal riding of Saint Boniface near Winnipeg. If elected here, he promises to provide “a stronger voice and honest and straightforward representation on Penticton city council.”
I have an educational background in civil engineering, have been self-employed in the financial industry, debt-restructuring for consumers, as well as educating small business on the card processing industry and offering a better solution. I have taught business and computer courses for people looking to get back to the workforce or start a business at a college in Penticton and Kelowna.
I know what people are talking about first hand whether they are asking for jobs or what businesses are facing on a day-to-day basis here in Penticton. I believe I would be able to provide a fair representation for a wide spectrum.
The main thing that I would look at addressing is the current job situation, availability of employees and working with local businesses on how to best approach this so we can keep more of our youth here with compensation that is fair and equitable for all parties.