Danielle Klooster’s article (You want to be on council?, Sept. 25, Red Deer Advocate) was extremely well done and presented the first half of the equation.
The second half of the equation is the responsibility of the electorate.
The goal of an election is to pick and vote for leaders.
In his 2003 book Where Have All The Leaders Gone?, Lee Iacocca explained in detail his “Nine C’s test” to evaluate, select and elect candidates to office.
The goal is to vote for a leader.
A leader has Courage, Character, Political Conviction, Communication Skills, Competence, Common Sense, Creative, Curious and Charisma.
The voter must read, listen and educate themselves.
Democracy is not a spectator sport.