Proven experience and integrity is why citizens should re-elect Sharon Gaetz for mayor, she said. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

VIDEO: Profile of Chilliwack mayoralty candidate Sharon Gaetz

Proven experience and integrity are what Sharon Gaetz said she brings to the table as a candidate

A series of mayoralty video profiles has been produced by The Progress to prepare Chilliwack voters ahead of the Oct. 20 election.

Interview questions for all five candidates tackled affordable housing, crime, economic development, and why citizens should vote for them.

“Proven experience and integrity” are what Sharon Gaetz said she brings to the table, as a mayoralty candidate seeking re-election.

Gaetz has been on Chilliwack council for 22 years.

She has served 12 years as a councillor and 10 years as the mayor, she explained, when asked why citizens should vote for her.

READ MORE: Gaetz seeking another term

“I have enjoyed every single minute. We’ve been able to build a strong council and we’ve been able to build a strong staff.”

Of the 399 employees who work for the City of Chilliwack, Gaetz knows every one of their names.

“I’m so very proud of the work that they do.”

Being elected second vice-president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) executive by her peers on local government from across B.C. last month was a nod to her integrity, which she is noted for, she stated.

“So my strong voice will be heard at the provincial and federal level,” Gaetz said.

She urges everyone to exercise their democratic freedom and vote on Oct. 20, regardless of their choice in the ballot box.

“Just get out there and vote.”

READ MORE: More meetings coming

That said, Gaetz added she respectfully asks citizens to vote for her: “vote for experience, vote for somebody who truly cares about the community, and vote for someone who the best interests in their heart.”


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