Three candidates are vying for an open position on Donnelly Village Council.
In order for the community to get to know the candidates and make an informed choice, the community is invited to a “Meet and Greet Election Candidates,” event , on Thursday June 6 at 7.30pm.
The three candidates are Keyle Heyn, Katie (Emma) King and Abdul Hameed Khan.
Kyle Heyn graduated from Eckville High School in 2009 and has lived in Donnelly for approximately seven years. He works at the meat department at New Horizon Co-op in Falher.
This is Heyn’s first run for public office and says he is interested to see from a political perspective how the Village is run, how committees function and ultimately to contribute to the development of the Village of Donnelly.
“I am eager to learn and see how the council works and to be part of the process,” he says.
Katie (Emma) King is also a first time contender for council and says that she wants to get more involved in the community and to become familiar with local issues.
King grew up in Donnelly and Falher and currently works at Subway restaurant.
“The last four years have been a big eye-opener between Trudeau and the NDP, so I just want to get involved, I guess.”
Abdul Hameed Khan lives in Donnelly and owns Lakeview Foods in McLennan. He has political experience as Vice President of a Progressive Conservative Part riding association in Edmonton.
He says he would like to see local governments working closer with the provincial government in order to bring more projects north and stimulate this region’s local economy.
“Now that I have moved up here I want to do something for the Village as I can see that the village needs to develop,” he says.
Note: no photo was available of Mr. Khan at time of printing.