I bring to council decades of global experience working with private and public organizations in different capacities. I worked in business development for Microsoft Corporation, was director of a British publishing firm and have worked around the world as a journalist. I am one of the world’s leading experts on e-government and am the author of an international business best-seller on the subject. I am widely known as the local tennis coach and tennis club vice-president. I also maintain an interest in the arts and am vice-chair of council’s cultural advocacy committee. I stand for smart growth, fiscal responsibility, critical thinking and a fresh approach to problem-solving. The ALR land swap has left the community polarized and a new council will need to heal the divisions. Whether or not the swap proceeds will be decided by the electorate through their choice of candidates.