Luke Stack - Council Candidate

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Luke Stack - Council Candidate

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Who? see he has a web spot.... think I will check it out
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Re: Luke Stack - Council Candidate

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I like the looks of this guy. He should have run for mayor. He would knock Shepherd out no problem. Very well educated and honest. He is a shoe in. I'm voting for him and I haven't even heard him speak.
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leroibrown wrote:I like the looks of this guy. He should have run for mayor. He would knock Shepherd out no problem. Very well educated and honest. He is a shoe in. I'm voting for him and I haven't even heard him speak.

I totally disagree and strongly recommend you do some background reading on this candidate before jumping on his bandwagon. All his history aside, why would we vote for a candidate that is going to have to recuse himself from all the meetings that he is claiming to be a proponent of like affordable housing(since he is the director of the society for hope, and presumably not quitting this job, at least not that i have heard, and they are directly involved in affordable housing in kelowna, it would be a conflict of interest for him to participate in any proceedings of this nature).
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As someone who has worked for a business that Luke managed I can personally say that Luke is not someone who I would want to put into a position of trust.

In the capacity as manager I found that he did not listen to those that worked for him unless it was something that he already wanted to hear. While Luke Stack was director of the company that I worked for the staff shrank from 22 to only 3. It was then purchased by a competitor.

This was the Business World Computer Centre that he proudly lists as a credit to his name on his campaign website at lukestack.com

Also of a concern to me are Luke's business associates. He has worked extensively with John Devries of Amber Enterprises, and Ralph Bromley of Hope for the Nations, who are both acused in the 2003 ponzi scheme that cost many members of the New Life fellowship that Bromley used to be associated with and others over 1.3 million dollars.

Church Investment Scandal
http://www.silk.fm/node/474436
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/ ... 67564.html
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news ... d4&k=35322
http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/comdoc.nsf/comdoc ... enDocument
http://www.albertasecurities.com/Enforc ... 9098v1.pdf

If you want information linking Luke with John Devries and Ralph Bromley visit http://www.canadianchristianity.com/bc/ ... lowna.html.

Also, Luke personally lists Business World Computer Centre and Exan Mercedes Software as references of his experience on his website. Both of these companies were owned by John Devries. As far as I am aware, John Devries installed Luke in his positions with these companies.

I am a socially minded person that fundamentally believes in many of the issues on Luke's platform. Unfortunately I do not feel that Luke is the man for the job. There are simply too many reasons I believe he would be looking out for his interests and not ours.

I hope after looking over the provided materials that you too feel the same way!
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Re: Luke Stack - Council Candidate

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Went to the website.
He is educated, but so are a lot of people and there is always those that are at the top of the class and those at the bottom.
So what has he done with this education.
Well he has one person on here saying he is the pits as a manager and he is associated with some very socialistic endeavours plus some persons with not so shining reps.
Do not quite honestly get any warm fussy feelings about this guy and quite frankly I think we do not need another bleeding heart socialist - take from those that have to give to those who have not - on council.

NO VOTE FOR LUKE!
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Luke Stack is a solid businessman who I know personally and professionally. My experience with his involvement on boards is excellent as he objectively asks questions from all angles. His motives are based on integrous values and truly helping others. His commitment to the Kelowna community is clear based on his personal involvement in the non-profit organization he leads. He is fair, knowledgable and would truly be a tremendous value to our city if voted onto council.
YES vote for Luke.
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I have known Luke for several years both as a friend and in a business relationship. Luke has integrity and great empathy for other people. One particular thing I know about Luke is that he will do the right thing. He stands on principle and he uses his superior intelligence to make informed decisions. I know Luke will make an excellent councillor.
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Re: Luke Stack - Council Candidate

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I have known Luke and his family for many years, both personally and professionally.
I am disgusted by the negative comments about Luke posted on this forum. They are untrue and undeserved. This kind of fictitious slander says more about the person posting it than it does about this candidate.

Luke is a man of honor and integrity. I am voting for him because I have faith that he will work for the best interests of the whole community, and make decisions that reflect his depth of character and length of experience.

Luke is THE local person to talk to about safe and affordable housing - and what could be a more important issue for our community at this point in history? If anyone, given opportunity and a position of responsibility to the people, could reach into the future and change the course of the housing situation in Kelowna, it is Luke Stack. Indeed, he already has, and his track record speaks for itself in creating housing that gets people out of unsafe situations and into stability and success.

Luke brings to the table approachability, social responsibility, solid values and a strong background in business and finance. He's no bleeding heart - just an incredibly decent, hardworking man who cares about people, families, jobs, businesses, homes and education - the stuff that matters to everyone. Put your vote where it will make a difference for all of us.
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amtory wrote:I have known Luke and his family for many years, both personally and professionally.
I am disgusted by the negative comments about Luke posted on this forum. They are untrue and undeserved. This kind of fictitious slander says more about the person posting it than it does about this candidate.

Luke is a man of honor and integrity. I am voting for him because I have faith that he will work for the best interests of the whole community, and make decisions that reflect his depth of character and length of experience.

Luke is THE local person to talk to about safe and affordable housing - and what could be a more important issue for our community at this point in history? If anyone, given opportunity and a position of responsibility to the people, could reach into the future and change the course of the housing situation in Kelowna, it is Luke Stack. Indeed, he already has, and his track record speaks for itself in creating housing that gets people out of unsafe situations and into stability and success.

Luke brings to the table approachability, social responsibility, solid values and a strong background in business and finance. He's no bleeding heart - just an incredibly decent, hardworking man who cares about people, families, jobs, businesses, homes and education - the stuff that matters to everyone. Put your vote where it will make a difference for all of us.

And i am disgusted that you would discount real people that have had extremely negative experiences with this man in this manner. They are not untrue at all and it is incredibly disrespectful to call these people (whom i know) liars. Perhaps you should investigate his involvement in the company mentioned and talk to others who worked with him there before you are so fast to call people liars. Ask luke if it is slander, i am sure he can think for a bit about the people who have had these experiences with him and realize that it is far from that.
If he is as honest as you claim, he should be willing to admit his flaws and past failures and be forthcoming to you.

I guess you missed the part too where the PP said this as well:
I am a socially minded person that fundamentally believes in many of the issues on Luke's platform. Unfortunately I do not feel that Luke is the man for the job. There are simply too many reasons I believe he would be looking out for his interests and not ours.

Oh and just for your reference, slander is spoken words, libel is the word you are looking for. If you are going to accuse someone of something, at least know a thing or two about what you are talking about:
In law, defamation (also called calumny, libel, slander, and vilification) is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government or nation a negative image. Slander refers to a malicious, false, and defamatory spoken statement or report, while libel refers to any other form of communication such as written words or images. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Related to defamation is public disclosure of private facts which arises where one person reveals information which is not of public concern, and the release of which would offend a reasonable person.[1] "Unlike libel, truth is not a defence for invasion of privacy."[2]
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This thread is becoming a problem. Please:

1. Keep it civil.

2. Don't state as fact what is an opinion only.

Good luck with it.
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Re: Luke Stack - Council Candidate

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Amtory,

Thank you for sharing your opinion. I too have known Luke for over 10 years. When I first met him, I too believed that he was an honest well meaning person. As I got to see how he interacts with others and makes decisions I came to change my opinion. I wish I felt that I could trust Luke to take public office in our fine city, but unfortunately I cannot.

As I stated before I completely agree that safe and affordable housing is a very important issue for our community. It is an important issue for nearly every community in the country. I don't think the city has managed this portfolio well in recent years. I think that the platform that Luke runs on is valid and important. I support what he says he would do for the city. However I do not believe he is the man for the job.

Nothing I have said is untrue, fiction or slander. I have presented public information about Luke Stack and my opinion of him. If you don't like this, that is your right. I too have the right to my opinion.
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If you have concerns with development, Mr Stack is a member of the City's Advisory Planning Commission and his record is public. You can look at his voting record and decide if you want this person on council. Your choice.
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Please list 5 of your top priorities, and how you would deal with each issue if it were completely up to you.
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Many years ago, the Society of Hope helped me when I couldn't find housing for myself and teenage
son. I lived on Franklyn Rd for 3 years until I got on my feet. Luke and his wonderful family even
had us to their house for Thanksgiving dinner. We had a lot to be thankful for that year.
This year I paid off my mortgage. It was a long road from there to here and I am so grateful to
Luke and the Society of Hope for giving me the chance to be a better person and mother.
I know of many other people who have been helped in one way or another by the Society.
I've read Lukes platform, and I will be voting for him.
It saddens me to read all the negative comments here. Luke is a long time resident of Kelowna
and has raised his children here and has a vested intrest in our GREAT CITY, that I call HOME
Luke, I wish you all the BEST!
Colleen
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