Julius Bloomfield enters mayoralty race.

Julius Bloomfield
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Post by Julius Bloomfield »

For those wanting a full platform, my website is now up and running http://www.electjulius.com which has my platform on it.
I have identified areas of concern and I have put forward my solutions to the problems. Of course many of these solutions can be improved upon with discussion and input from council and the public, but I believe this is a working plan for the direction of the city.
Thanks for reading.
Alex1967
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My concern for JB is that he will not be taken seriously by the electorate due to his ties to the Green Party.
The Green Party and it's ilk, are commonly thought of as fringe, one cause and not credible.
JB is not like this and should not be tarnished with this brush.

JB is a rare sort in that he is pragmatic, pro business, compassionate for people and the environment, balanced, educated in life, articulate and will do the right thing. He is a man who has been in business, faced, survived and flourished through personal and business adversity. He knows how to dig deep and do what it takes. His interpersonal skills are excellent.

Of all the candidates JB is by far the best in my opinion, however people need to see him for what he is and his platform as opposed to his previous ties and attempts at public service.

Voting for a fringe candidate is the last thing I would ever do, however I am able to put his past aside and recognise the excellent candidate that we have before us.
Jamesie
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Alex1967 wrote:My concern for JB is that he will not be taken seriously by the electorate due to his ties to the Green Party.
The Green Party and it's ilk, are commonly thought of as fringe, one cause and not credible.
JB is not like this and should not be tarnished with this brush.

JB is a rare sort in that he is pragmatic, pro business, compassionate for people and the environment, balanced, educated in life, articulate and will do the right thing. He is a man who has been in business, faced, survived and flourished through personal and business adversity. He knows how to dig deep and do what it takes. His interpersonal skills are excellent.

Of all the candidates JB is by far the best in my opinion, however people need to see him for what he is and his platform as opposed to his previous ties and attempts at public service.

Voting for a fringe candidate is the last thing I would ever do, however I am able to put his past aside and recognise the excellent candidate that we have before us.


Well said Alex. I have not gone through Julius's platform in detail and do not know yet if I would support him, but he is definitely NOT a fringe candidate. He has always been visible around town, been an active volunteer. He is approachable and obviously intelligent and well-spoken. A whole number of things that don't necessarily apply to his main opponents. And for one thing his ties to Penticton are much stronger than Ashton's, now that the store's been sold. Although national politics indicate where a candidate stands philosophically, it is no true indicator for local issues, which are often devoid of any pure 'political' content. I think Julius is a good solid candidate and could be a mayor Penticton could of proud of and if he was flanked by a reasonably civic-minded council could get things done at last.
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Captain77
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I agree with comments that "green" is a term that is no longer owned by any particular group. What I have been impressed with in what I have heard from Julius Bloomfield so far, is that he has not been engaging in negative campaigning. Not sure if that's enought to make him a good mayor, but it is refreshing listening to him.

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