I have lived and worked in Red Deer since 2003. I have a daughter who was born and raised here and can no longer imagine living anywhere else. After years of wondering why city council makes the decisions it does, I decided to run so I would have firsthand information and a say about how the city is managed. My main priority is to ensure that the city spends and budgets responsibly. I want to make sure that money is used efficiently, and that wasteful spending is eliminated. We need to consider most of our residents when deciding where funds should be allocated. Keeping Red Deer clean, safe and a community to be proud of is also very important to me. I will work hard for the city and all the citizens who call Red Deer home.