Picking Candidates for City Council

The discussion of the possible introduction of political parties into Nanaimo elections has led to comments about candidates as well as about parties. Perhaps we should try mining this vein as well in our search for the discovery of what is needed to make this a town which we would find to be a matchless place to live rather than just another place to live.

What qualities do you think are required by those who represent us in City Council? Have we generally been successful in selecting such people? Why or why not?

Ron Bolin