Lake Cowichan: McGonigle, Tim–Councillor Candidate

Lake Cowichan: McGonigle, Tim–Councillor Candidate answers questions about his candidacy.

  • Oct. 29, 2014 8:00 p.m.
Lake Cowichan: McGonigle

Lake Cowichan: McGonigle

Occupation: Logger

Why are you running for office?

I am passionate about the future of our community, and feel I can contribute to the planning and implementation of its future successes.

What are your top 3 issues and how do you plan on tackling these issues, if elected?

1. Seniors Care Facility-continue to lobby and collaborate for the need and placement of a seniors care facility so we can age in our own community.

2. Taxes-continue to manage our finances in a responsible manner, looking for alternative revenue sources with no borrowing for projects.

3. New elementary school-work alongside school trustees to ensure a new elementary school is still the number one capital project in our district.

How do you plan to manage taxes and spending?

Limit increases to a manageable level, with spending only done when sufficient funds are available.

What do you think it takes to lead Lake Cowichan?

I believe it takes an open mind, unbiased views, respectful debate and collaboration.

Describe your leadership or co-working style.

I am a good listener, open to all views. I am a doer, not a talker.

How many council meetings have you attended in the past 6 months?

As a sitting Councillor, I have attended all meetings I have been available for.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

First I would like to say that I am humbled and honoured to have had the opportunity to represent my community and hope to be able to continue for another term. I would also like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to those who have chosen to put their names forward to represent their communities.