It’s shocking and disappointing that Penticton will be stuck with the dictator Dan Ashton for another three years to further dissolve Penticton’s positive future.
If not for Dan Ashton’s cunning telephone canvassing (I got two such calls) that went to the unknowing public that do not read the papers or know the true negative impact of Dan Ashton, Julius Bloomfield would surly have won. I am sure Dan Ashton is patting himself on the back, but he should be humbled to know 63 per cent of the voters did not think he did a great job, 63 per cent of voters wanted to be rid of his dictatorship and poor performance as a mayor. That, Dan Ashton, is 6,361 voters who were not happy with you as mayor and wanted a positive change for Penticton.
Goes to prove that with two better candidates (Julius Bloomfield and Katie Robinson), the election pie was cut into too many pieces to get us a deserving mayor. I feel for any positive future for Penticton, the people wanted and deserve better. Mike Pearce not getting re-elected should show councillors that they should listen to and evaluate what the public wants and what is positive for Penticton.
Congrats to Gary Litke for re-election and to Helena Konanz, you had my vote.
I am still in a state of shock that Dan Ashton will be running his gong show for another three years. I am terrified for Penticton’s future — may God help us all.