August 09, 2013 - 7:13 AM
PENTICTON - Mayoral candidate Brian Henningson will bring his straightforward approach to city politics if elected on Sept. 7.
This race will be the oil rig worker's first stab at politics. He will be going up against mayoral candidate Vic Powell and longtime councillor Garry Litke.
Henningson admits he doesn't have the same experience as Litke but he plans on his using his honesty if elected to the big chair.
"I'm not going to rob you and cheat you," he says.
He said he's always been very vocal about what he perceives as corruption and wants to be in a position to do something about it.
He would like to see more job opportunities in Penticton. He took an oil rig job in Alberta but would rather work at home.
As for spending, he is not happy about the several million spent on improving Lakeshore Drive. The money could have been spent elsewhere, he says.
He declined to give some of his improvement ideas as he wants to save them as a surprise for an upcoming debate.
Also running in the upcoming byelection, which was called when former mayor Dan Ashton stepped down to become Penticton's MLA, are Lynn Kelsey, Andre Martin, Katie Robinson, Kevin Andrews and Patrick Buchanan. They will compete for Litke's empty council seat.
Residents interested in contacting Henningson can call 778-476-1216, (cell) 604-306-5920 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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