Candace Koch has declared her intention to run for Mission council in the municipal election in October. / Submitted Photo

Candace Koch has declared her intention to run for Mission council in the municipal election in October. / Submitted Photo

Candace Koch to seek seat on Mission council

Longtime volunteer believes she has the skill set to be a strong councillor

Candace Koch has announced her intention to run for Mission City Council.

“I am proud to be a resident of Mission for the past 10 years with my husband and children. Raising two teenagers, I understand the struggles everyday families are currently facing. I am inspired to step forward and bring hope to the next generation for a vibrant future in Mission,” Koch stated in a news release.

For the past nine years she has served the community in various volunteer roles within the education system, and community groups.

“As chair of the Steelhead Community Association, I am well versed in listening to the concerns of residents, practicing fiscal responsibility, bringing forward common-sense solutions, taking swift action and never being afraid to speak up for the best interests of the people,” she said, adding that skill set is vital as a city councillor.

Koch said she brings a “unique perspective as a rural resident with the experience, energy, leadership skills and ideas” to build on Mission’s strengths.

“Mission is at a critical stage in our history. Navigating and managing the challenges we face will require bold leaders who take action towards innovative solutions with collaboration, respect, and meaningful consultation. I am that leader.”

She believes residents are looking for decision makers who are relatable, approachable, who listen to their concerns and are focused on the best interests of everyday people.

“This election is about the people, our community, and our future. I am committed to a safe and thriving Mission that produces a high quality of life for all.”

Koch said she isn’t just asking people for their vote, but their thoughts, ideas and input so they can work together to build a community to be proud of.

For more, visit Koch’s website at www.candacekoch.ca or email her at candacekoch@telus.net.

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