Jeremy Levy is making a run at District of Coldstream council.
The former Okanagan Sun running back and team captain has entered into the race ahead of the municipal election on Oct. 15.
“The Okanagan changed my life,” Levy said. “I earned a full-paid university scholarship while playing football in the Okanagan, which provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise never had.
“I am very grateful and would like to give back to my community. Coldstream is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and I intend on raising my family here.”
As a business owner in construction and property management, Levy knows the ins and outs of infrastructure and also knows the importance of good community planning.
He’s volunteered tirelessly coaching youth athletics and has made donations that benefit student athletic scholarships.
“Jeremy has strong and authentic communication skills. He understands the importance of executing a game plan from start to finish and is a proven leader and dedicated team member. His effort is unmatched and would be an asset to Coldstream council,” said Regional District of North Okanagan board vice-chair Amanda Shatzko.
On why he is running in the Coldstream election, Levy says “quality leadership breeds success and good leadership starts with guidance.”
A vote of confidence from local politicians helped his decision to run, too.