Making Red Deer a safer place to live and improving transportation are high priorities for Dan McKenna.

DAN MCKENNA: A safer place to live

Making Red Deer a safer place to live and improving transportation are high priorities for a Red Deer city council candidate.

Making Red Deer a safer place to live and improving transportation are high priorities for a Red Deer city council candidate.

Dan McKenna, 61, a casino gaming consultant who guides local charities through the process of putting on a fundraising casino, announced his intentions to run for council on Monday.

“I perceive myself to be the most honest politician that is ever going to sit in the seat in an elected capacity because when you see Dan McKenna you’re going to get the truth,” said McKenna.

“If you don’t like it, too bad because you are going to get the truth.”

McKenna says he’s straight forward with nothing pretentious about him.

“People will relate to me,” said McKenna. “I am a good old boy. I think people will gravitate to that. People want a down-home guy. If you think back to Ralph Klein, people gravitated to him because he was a good old boy.”

McKenna said he is disenchanted with the current council and feels residents need a new voice at the table.

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