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Kamloops and District Labour Council asks:

Have you ever been a candidate or volunteered in a previous civic, provincial, or federal election? If so, please give details.

- Kamloops and District Labour Council

Candidate Answers

Daphane Nelson

Candidate for City Councillor

I ran with the Vision Kamloops team in 2014. Unfortunately we did not start our campaigning until the fall of that election season which didn't give me enough time to get my name 'out there.'

Katie Neustaeter

Candidate for City Councillor

Yes. I have volunteered on campaigns at all 3 levels of government throughout my lifetime. That experience can be credited with a lot of my commitment to civic responsibility and a sense of the need for community belonging today.

That being said, I have found that as our society has changed and polarization and political extremes are increasingly the norm, I am less inclined to entirely hitch my wagon to a singular party at any level of government.
That is why municipal politics appeal to me so strongly at this moment in time. The ability to make an individual vote based on my ethics, the voices of our most effected community members, and the overarching needs of our city must be paramount in our decision-making at this critical juncture.

The benefit of being a candidate with no slate, no party platform, and no voting block is that I can make decisions based on what I hear from the constituents who are most impacted by the questions at hand.

Dale Bass

Candidate for City Councillor

As a journalist I avoided active participation in political campaigns with one exception. In the mid-1980s I helped with my father’s council campaign in my hometown. As a teenager I volunteered in provincial and federal campaigns and organized a mock federal election in my high school that saw all federal candidates appear in a debate at my school.

Active involvement obviously happened four years ago when I ran for council.

Shantel Renner

Candidate for City Councillor

I have not actually. So this is all a little new to me.