Skakun seeks re-election

Brian Skakun is seeking a sixth term on city council.

"It has been such a privilege to serve as your elected representative for the past 16 years," he said in a statement issued Wednesday confirming his intention to seek re-election. "I am down to earth and approachable and have always felt I have been there when called upon for help."

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The 50-year resident of the city, and a power engineer at Intercon Pulp, went on to say he knows a great deal about the community and described himself as hard working and someone who brings knowledge and passion to every council meeting he attends.

"I'm is not shy about sharing my thoughts on a number of issues and will stand up for what I believe is in the best interest of the community," Skakun continued.

Skakun said it take teamwork to get things done but being a council member "does not mean however, you need to lose your independence of thought and action."

"If re-elected I will continue to work hard on behalf of the community and will focus on a number of issues including a complete review of senior administration compensation, illegal dumping, targeting problem property owners, road rehabilitation, reopening Quinn Street sani dump and transfer station, increasing seniors housing and opportunities and a structured project management model for infrastructure failure."

Skakun has set up a handful of social media links: www.brianskakun.com, brianskakun@facebook.com, Brian Skakun for Council@Facebook.com and brianskakuncity@twitter.com.

General voting day is on October 20.

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