Brown throws hat in ring

Janice Brown feels she needs a change.

  • Oct. 14, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Janice Brown feels she needs a change.

After four consecutive terms as a councillor in Spallumcheen, Brown will be seeking a fifth term on council, but this time as mayor.

The furniture company design consultant, along with fellow councillor Dave Brew, will challenge for the spot being vacated by Mayor Will Hansma in next month’s municipal election.

Hansma decided not to seek a fifth consecutive term as mayor to devote his time to his business interests.

“Change is good, is it not?” said Brown.

“I needed a change and I think the community needs a change. I have been thinking about this for awhile.”

Brown describes herself as positive and a team player, a person who would bring a lot of leadership qualities to the table.

While she is looking forward to running for mayor against her longtime colleague, Brown also felt a tinge of regret as the Nov. 19 result will mean either she or Brew will no longer be sitting at the council table.

“I’m up for the challenge of running against Dave, but that will be sad, not having one of us be part of council anymore,” said Brown.

“That was what really made me hold off on making the decision because it is all or none. We both have a lot to offer and it’s always unfortunate that we don’t have a second winner type of thing.”

As of Thursday, at least two incumbent councillors – Todd York and Christine Fraser – said they planned to seek re-election. Councillors Andrew Casson and Ralph Leyenhorst had not filed papers yet.

The deadline for nominations for both mayor and council is 4 p.m. today.



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