Incumbent Katie Robinson has also filed her nomination papers, making her re-election bid official.
Robinson, who served three terms on council starting in 1990 and was elected again in the 2013 byelection, said in her release that her 10 years experience as a councillor added a no-nonsense voice on council over the last year, along with her “tell-it-like-it-is” style.
Penticton, according to Robinson, is on the brink of a “new and exciting” future. She hopes to return to council to see that the city stays on track to reach its potential.
I am running in this election to help the city regain it’s focus and find a long-term vision that everyone can work towards. Since being re-elected in the 2013 by-election, I have added a no nonsense voice on council that has added a solid foundation to our decisions.
Communication, integrity and years of experience allow me to see a broader scope of how to deal with issues in a professional, respectful manner, while keeping the best interests of the taxpayers first and foremost. I come from a background of business and financial planning.
After being the president of Peach Festival for two years, procuring ongoing permanent financing for Peach Festival is what brought me to council chambers the first time. Since my first election in 1990 until today, I have had the honour and privilege of representing Penticton as a city councillor.
Stopping the fiscal drain of our Trade and Convention Centre will be one of my ongoing priorities.