September 26, 2014 - 11:21 AM
PENTICTON - A fresh face is joining the race for mayor of Penticton and he hopes his presence will draw the attention of youths into the world of politics.
Edson Chan, 26, was born and raised in Penticton. He says he has paid attention to many of the changes Penticton has gone through and wants to do what he can to promote civic responsibility and economic growth.
Chan’s family has owned and operated the Beijing Restaurant for over 30 years and it's the place where Chan learned how to run a business.
"(Chan's) ambition of being the youngest ever Penticton Mayor is spurred on by the needs of the young people in the community, tempered with the need for wise spending within the municipality,” he says.
Money should only be spent on assets, rather than liabilities, he says, following the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” mentality.
He also supports Boonstock, boosting Penticton’s industrial capacity, ensuring long term job growth, year-round economic diversity, and public consultation for projects requiring large sums of public money.
Even though he is young and inexperienced, Chan says he's confident that the time is right for a new generation to take the reins, and that honesty, hard work, foresight, and fiscal responsibility, more than makes up for any lack of experience.
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