Lawrence Lee, Red Deer city council candidate. (Contributed photo)

Lawrence Lee, Red Deer city council candidate. (Contributed photo)

Municipal election: Red Deer city council candidate Lawrence Lee

Lawrence Lee is a Red Deer city council candidate.

Just like you, I am a proud Red Deerian. Red Deer raised not only me but my wife, Betty and two daughters Jessica and Brittany. We have been so fortunate to have received so much from Red Deer that we can’t help but want to give back in return.

You are the reason I began this journey and you are the ones that I will continue to advocate for. People often say that you should hold up your elected official, I say that I will hold you up. Government for the people has always been my mantra; it is your collective voice that builds communities that can change Red Deer’s future. My role, as your elected representative, will be deliberate and intentional by conveying your collective wishes, acting as a bridge for community and city council.

My passion for Red Deer began in the Fairview grocery store. From the age of 5 to 17 I worked behind the counter, stocked shelves and learned how important it was to be connected to community. In those days if you ever wanted to hear an opinion or find out the latest news all you had to do is listen to what the customers were telling you. I also learned to look down the long road and not just for the quick win. Planning for Red Deer should be taken from a holistic approach in order to provide long range sustainability and healthy growth.

My professional career includes being director of operations Prairie Provinces with the Jim Pattision group of companies, achieving this responsibility after only three years with that organization. I have also been fortunate to have been in the Home Depot’s store leadership program, travelling North America helping to expand their business. Next, I was the director of operations Canada for Eye Recommend, a group of over 1,300 independent optometrists covering locations from coast to coast to coast. I have also worked as a senior financial analyst in a private equity firm. However, what I am most proud of is investing in Red Deer as a local business entrepreneur and community builder. Given the opportunity, I will use my proven track record and experience to highlight Red Deer as a premier community to live, work and enjoy.

So why choose me to represent you in this next city council? Here is the elevator pitch – with the experience of a second term city councillor, I understand what the issues are for Red Deer. Serving the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and building provincial relationships has readily allowed me to navigate federal and provincial politics.

Understanding how to get things done at a table of different opinions is what I do best. For me better is not winning or losing – better is simply better. Please visit my webpage at www.LLee.ca to find out more or email me at Lawrence@LLee.ca. I humbly ask for your support this Oct. 18, by voting for Lawrence Lee.

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