Election 2014: Hacking seeks second term in Summerland

District of Summerland: Downtown business owner seeking to build up job base in community he's called home all his life

Robert Hacking

Robert Hacking

Robert Hacking has announced his intention to seek a second term as councillor for the District of Summerland.

A small business entrepreneur and longstanding community advocate, Hacking said he wishes to bring his knowledge and conscientious manner back in service at the council table.

“I am proud and fortunate to be able to call Summerland my home. We need to attract a balanced demographic of new and returning residents with what our community has to offer,” said Hacking.

“Market-entry housing options, a solid core commercial and industrial job base and a vibrant agricultural tourism industry that will showcase Summerland as not just a great place to visit, but also an amazing place to live and do business in.”

Hacking said during his first term as councillor he was directly involved in initiatives such as new highway directorial signage, a comprehensive and modern sign bylaw, new transit service to Penticton, a core management reorganization and an upcoming review of highway speed limits and intersection improvements.

Hacking was born in Summerland General Hospital and graduated from Summerland Secondary in 1997. A third-generation resident, Hacking is the manager of Bad Robot Computers and Electronics, a computer repair store located in downtown Summerland.