‘Newcomers’ throw hats into the local election ring

At least two newcomers are seeking seats for Stettler town council, while two former county councillors are hoping to get back in fold.

At least two newcomers are seeking seats for Stettler town council, while two former county councillors are hoping to get back in fold.

Dave Goodwin has confirmed that he will seek one of two seats on the Clearview School Division for the Stettler ward.

“Absolutely,” Goodwin said last week.

Nomination day for municipal and school board seats is this Monday, with election day Oct. 21.

“I think I have a lot to offer as a teacher and have a perspective from the classroom,” said Goodwin, a retired teacher.

He said he would leave his privileges of substitute teaching, if he won election.

“I know the board will have many difficult decisions in the next few years and I feel I can lend a fresh perspective,” Goodwin said.

“I am a very good compromiser and have plenty of experience on boards.”

Will Brown plans to return to the ballot for the Town of Stettler as councillor this time, after falling short of winning the mayor’s seat three years ago.

“I’d like to see the community grow and be a better place for families,” said Brown, the pastor of Stettler Community Church.

“I feel I can bring a new and positive approach to council, and common sense.”

He currently serves on the board of Stettler Public Library, the police advisory committee and Heartland Beautification Committee.

Brown is passionate to draw more people to the downtown and develop and promote the community’s heritage and history.

Two former County of Stettler councillors want to return to the table.

Dave Grover will be back in the race in the Big Valley area, after losing in the last election.

“I bring nine years’ experience back to the table and I’m fairly outspoken,” Grover said.

Roads are among his top priorities.

“I would like to see the county build more roads,” Grover said.

Les Stulberg plans to be on the ballot for Byemoor-Endiang.

“I do plan on running,” said Stulberg, who served three years before he was unseated in the last election.

“I feel I will be a strong voice for Byemoor-Endiang and I have been encouraged to run by many people.

“I am proud of the many accomplishments made for the area during my term on council, but there is still lots that needs to be done. The ratepayers need someone who will hear their concerns and speak out on their behalf to get something done. I believe I can be an effective representative. I have always had a passion for serving the community and would be pleased to do so again if afforded the opportunity.”

During his time on council, Stulberg represented the county on the County of Stettler Housing Authority.