Yes people of Penticton, it is that time for city elections, and it is your right and your duty to vote. I have this philosophy that if you don’t vote, you have no right to criticize.
You need to do the research on the candidates in order to make an educated decision. Read the newspapers, Google, go to the web and attend the forums, ask questions directly to the candidate. (He or she should be willing to take your call.)
I have nearly completed my list for mayor and city councillors that I believe will be an asset to Penticton. That person must be honest, trustworthy, compassionate, fiscal and financially responsible, a business person with a high code of ethics. Someone who understands the way the city operates and will work towards a balanced budget. In this time of recession and tight financial times we need someone who understands the economy and the cutbacks we are all facing.
My vote goes to incumbent John Vassilaki. I firmly believe that John has successfully met all the above-mentioned attributes.
I know John and Barb and their family personally and they are all hard-working individuals who care about their community. John owns and operates his own businesses with integrity and honesty. John has worked tirelessly and faithfully for the city and her citizens. John has always made himself available to anyone that has questions about the city and its policies.
Why vote for John? It’s simple: John Vassilaki, just like you, loves Penticton. Penticton is his home too.