Morinville candidates wrap up their campaigns

Council candidate Gordon Boddez and his agent Sandra Wunsch play a little air guitar along 100 Street Saturday afternoon. Candidates were using some innovative ways to get their message out as the clock ticks down to Election Day.

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Candidates were out over the weekend using a variety of methods to get their message out. Individual candidates went door to door, jogged through the streets in campaign t-shirts, stood on the side of the road playing air guitar and one used telephone auto diallers to mechanically make their pitch.

In the interest of consolidating the information MorinvilleNews.com has gathered from candidates over the past four weeks, we have decided to present that information in one place to help you decide.

GUEST EDITORIALS

All 15 candidates were invited to submit a guest editorial to be published free of charge any time during the campaign.

The following candidates submitted pieces for publication

Mayoral Candidates

Council Candidates

School Trustee Candidates
No School Trustee Candidates took us up on our offer to submit a guest editorial.

AUDIO FILES OF CANDIDATE SPEECHES

Below are the prepared speeches of all 15 candidates in audio format presented in the order they were given at the Oct. 13 All-Candidates Forum.

School Trustees

Council Candidates

Mayoral Candidates

VIDEO FILES OF CANDIDATE SPEECHES

Below are the prepared speeches of the 14 candidates who attended the Oct. 6 luncheon forum held by the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce, presented in the order they were given.

MAYORAL CANDIDATE’S SPEECHES
Joseph Trapani, Lloyd Bertschi

COUNCIL CANDIDATE’S SPEECHES 1
Lisa Holmes, Paul Krauskopf, Nicole Boutestein

COUNCIL CANDIDATE’S SPEECHES 2
Ben Van De Walle, Jackie Luker-Chavalier, Lucie Roy

COUNCIL CANDIDATE’S SPEECHES 3
Gordon Boddez, Kerry Knight, David Pattison

SCHOOL TRUSTEES’ SPEECHES
Lauri-Ann Turnbull, Noreen Radford, Heather Thiessen

Ask-A-Candidate

In total we received 28 questions from readers, three directed at school trustee candidates, the remaining 25 directed at mayor or council or both groups. Although not all questions applied to all candidates, the following is a list of the number of questions each candidate answered.

School Trustees – 3 questions asked

  • Noreen Radford = 3
  • Heather Thiessen = 2
  • Lauri-Ann Turnbull = 3

Council Candidates

  • Gordon Boddez = 4
  • Nicole Boutestein = 2
  • Lisa Holmes = 9
  • Kerry Knight = 2
  • Paul Krauskopf = 11*
  • Jackie Luker-Chevalier = 0
  • David Pattison = 18
  • Donna Phinney = 2
  • Lucie Roy = 1
  • Ben Van De Walle = 0
  • * Candidate Krauskopf had three questions that were lost in the posting process. We’ve acknowledge those three in his numbers.

Mayoral Candidates

  • Lloyd Bertschi = 11
  • Joseph Trapani = 19

All 28 Ask-A-Candidate questions can be accessed here.

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