Incumbent Duncan looking for third term

After two terms on Duncan City council, Tom Duncan says he is ready to dig in even harder if he is re-elected.

"I’m retired now, and I don’t want to sit around and do nothing in retirement when I think I can benefit the community," he said.

In addition to six years as a city councillor, Duncan has more than 35 years of experience in an organizational capacity with unions, dating back to his first successful union election at the age of 19.

"I want to put that to use for the community, like I have for the last six years," he said.

Among council’s more important initiatives, in Duncan’s view, are a comprehensive strategic plan, parks and infrastructure improvements, and active transportation planning.

"I’m proud to be a part of the positive, solution-oriented leadership provided by our council," he said. "I will continue to work for the betterment of our community."

Duncan also wants the city to carefully explore all its options regarding amalgamation or boundary restructuring, which voters will be asked about on Nov. 15.

"The city currently provides water and fire services to areas outside the city boundary," he pointed out. "I believe our city needs to review all our options before moving forward with any type of boundary changes or amalgamation. I fully support a complete study of the costs and benefits for both amalgamation or boundary restructuring to be voted on by the citizens of Duncan. I support the principle of a citizens assembly to review the study and provide recommendations to city council."

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