Election 2014: Duo pursue role in township

Township of Spallumcheen: Christine LeMaire and Linda Griffin are both seeking a seat as councillor

Two Spallumcheen residents are hoping to play a role on Spallumcheen council.

Christine LeMaire and Linda Griffin are both seeking a seat as councillor during the Nov. 15 election.

LeMaire, who has a love of horses, riding motorcycles and is an outdoors sports enthusiast, moved to the North Okanagan in November of 2005.

“I am running for council because there needs to be effective decision making from council,” said LeMaire, a world traveller who enjoys visiting family and her two granddaughters in Alberta in her spare time.

“Decisions need to be timely, informed and for the benefit of Spallumcheen residents. As councillor, I will strive to make decisions in the best interest of my community.”

A fan of “clean floors, comfy pyjamas and stale black licorice,” LeMaire said her priority for the township is “to listen and be accessible to residents.”

Farming and small business top Griffin’s priority list as she seeks a spot on council.

Married with two children, Griffin moved to the area 25 years ago.

“I am a team player and feel I have some thing to contribute,” said Griffin.

“I’ve lived here 25 years and have watched the changes, some good, some not so good.”

Griffin, a stay-at-home housewife, is a director with the Hullcar and Deep Creek Hall Society, Interior Provincial Exhibition and Armstrong Garden Club.

She has worked for CN Rail, Kindale Developmental Association, on a dairy farm and is a certified health care aide.

“I would like help the community set new and acquirable direction,” said Griffin.

Also running for Spallumcheen council seats are incumbents Andrew Casson, Christine Fraser, Ed Hanoski, Joe Van Tienhoven and Todd York.

Mayor Janice Brown faces a challenge from former mayor Will Hansma.

 

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