2011 Municipal Election for City Council and School Board

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grammafreddy wrote:
Lady tehMa wrote:
BoyWondering wrote:The rumour mil has it that Rev. Tim Schroeder of Trinity Baptist is thinking of taking a run for Mayor.


Really? I'd vote for him.


I would not. God has no place in politics or government. I never vote for anyone who says they are religious or states any connection to a church or religious organization. They are too biased and will always vote according to their church's doctrine.


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Lady tehMa wrote:
BoyWondering wrote:The rumour mil has it that Rev. Tim Schroeder of Trinity Baptist is thinking of taking a run for Mayor.


Really? I'd vote for him.


I would not. God has no place in politics or government. I never vote for anyone who says they are religious or states any connection to a church or religious organization. They are too biased and will always vote according to their church's doctrine.
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Lady tehMa wrote:
BoyWondering wrote:The rumour mil has it that Rev. Tim Schroeder of Trinity Baptist is thinking of taking a run for Mayor.


Really? I'd vote for him.


Lady - I have a great deal of respect for Rev. Schroeder: his record of service to this community is exceptional.

However, I have a concern about the intermingling of church and state, particularly if it is part of a theosophy know as Dominionism.

"Dominionism is therefore a tendency among Protestant Christian evangelicals and fundamentalists that encourages them to not only be active political participants in civic society, but also seek to dominate the political process as part of a mandate from God.

This highly politicized concept of dominionism is based on the Bible's text in Genesis 1:26:

• "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." (King James Version).

• "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'" (New International Version).

The vast majority of Christians read this text and conclude that God has appointed them stewards and caretakers of Earth. As Sara Diamond explains, however, some Christian read the text and believe, "that Christians alone are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns--and there is no consensus on when that might be." That, in a nutshell, is the idea of "dominionism."


Should Rev. Schroeder run, my support would be very contingent on his motives for wanting the big chair. I get very concerned when I see the like of Perry & Bachmann seeking to become POTUS with their toxic brew of Old Testament fundamentalism and politics and feel we need to be on guard against similar attempts in Canada. From what I know of Rev. Schroeder I do not think he is anything like these US examples; but I would need reassurance this is so.
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grammafreddy wrote:
So there ya have it, folks! Don't like how the city or the school board is run? Unhappy about how the city spends money and what they spend it on? Want to see changes made to how schools operate? Think you can do better?

Being elected to a municipal council is one of the best things I ever did in my life. You sure do get your eyes opened in a hurry. I would encourage anyone to take a stab at it. You learn so much and gain so much insight into how these things work.

Go for it!


GF - did you find you could really effect change? My impression is that the Mayor & Council in Kelowna are very much run by the City and not vice versa. I'm not sure if this is true elsewhere & would appreciate your perspective.
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Yeah, let the church run the city.
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BoyWondering wrote:The rumour mil has it that Rev. Tim Schroeder of Trinity Baptist is thinking of taking a run for Mayor.


Really? I'd vote for him.
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The rumour mill has it that Rev. Tim Schroeder of Trinity Baptist is thinking of taking a run for Mayor.
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2011 Municipal Election for City Council and School Board

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http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... .htm#63994

Election nomination forms available
by Castanet Staff - Story: 63994
Aug 24, 2011 / 11:00 am

The City of Kelowna has put out the call for candidates for the 2011 General Election.

“Anyone interested in running for mayor, councillor or school trustee is invited to come in and pick up a nomination package,” says Chief Election Officer Karen Needham.

“The election office is now up and running out of the Office of the City Clerk and we’re here to answer any questions potential candidates or voters may have.”

The general election is set for Saturday, November 19, to elect a mayor and eight councilllors to the City of Kelowna City Council, and four trustees to the Board of School District No. 23.

Those interesting in running can download more information from the City’s webpage or pick up a nomination package available at the Office of City Clerk at City Hall beginning August 24 at 8 a.m.

The period to file nomination papers is October 4 to 14.

An information meeting for candidates is planned for September 21.

Candidate and voter information is available on the City’s election website, kelowna.ca/election, which includes links to social media and an e-subscription service.

Residents can e-subscribe to receive election updates emailed directly to their inbox.

Social media users can get involved with the election by “liking” the Kelowna 2011 Election Facebook page, following @cityofkelowna or tweeting posts using the election’s official Twitter hashtag, #kelownavotes.

“The City is no stranger to social media, and, more and more, Kelowna residents are accessing news through the Internet or mobile phones,” says Needham.

“We want to provide residents easy access to election information.”

Links provided by candidates to their campaign webpages as well Twitter and Facebook pages will be posted online once nomination papers have been filed.

Residents of Kelowna 18 years of age and older can check their eligibility to vote at kelowna.ca/election. The election office can be reached at 250-469-8763.


So there ya have it, folks! Don't like how the city or the school board is run? Unhappy about how the city spends money and what they spend it on? Want to see changes made to how schools operate? Think you can do better?

Being elected to a municipal council is one of the best things I ever did in my life. You sure do get your eyes opened in a hurry. I would encourage anyone to take a stab at it. You learn so much and gain so much insight into how these things work.

Go for it!
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