Terry Kennedy is running for Maple Ridge council. (Contributed)

Long-time resident runs for Maple Ridge council

Suggest list of other like-minded candidates

A long-time resident and business owner in Maple Ridge is running for council in the Oct. 20 election.

“I have always voiced my opinions and advocated to help keep this town safe and vibrant. I always try to be part of the solution, not the problem,” Terry Kennedy said in a release.

Kennedy has lived in Maple Ridge for 40 years and attends council meetings and says he’s disappointed with the way public concerns have been received and addressed.

He said he’s running not for a personal agenda, “but for all citizens to help bring back our old Maple Ridge, where we felt safe and heard.

“I think I can be part of the solution.”

He considers this election to be the “most pivotal election in Maple Ridge history. We either get it right this time or continue the slide downward.”

He wants voters to think long and hard about their decisions.

“We have some stellar people running in this election. If you want change, these people will provide it. Stop living in fear, think of your children and your grandchildren.”

On his Facebook page, he lists the other candidates who he supports.

“Quite simply, if you want things to improve immensely, vote for me, Mike Hayner, Judy Dueck, Mike Morden, Chelsa Meadus, Gordy (Robson), Ryan (Svendsen) and (Ahmed) Yousef. Amazing group of people with big hearts,” he said.

Terry acknowledges remembering how his grandfather always encouraged him to step up and create change if he didn’t like the direction things were going. “I felt like I had to step up for this community.”

Just Posted

Flames beat Whalers 5-0 in Maple Ridge

Rookie hometown boy Clark gets his first shutout

News Views: ‘Pete’s Place’

Pete Seigo was a well-known, long-time homeless person in Maple Ridge.

OCOP: Bringing Broadway to elementary school stages

Carole Dagenais plans to keep up theatre into retirement

Along the Fraser: Fire prevention at UBC research forest

The gap has grown between expenditures for response to wildfires.

Pitt Meadows loses senior football squad

But junior team wins big in opener

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

Remainder of Vancouver Whitecaps season filled with ‘must-win’ games: coach

With Vancouver currently sitting four points out of a post-season spot, each contest is crucial

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

‘I’m no quitter’ on climate change issues, McKenna says at G7 ministers meeting

David Suzuki says if McKenna believes what she’s saying, she too should quit

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income owners in Lower Mainland

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

VIDEO: Inside an eerily empty mall in Canada

Only seven of 517 retail spaces are open for business as the grand opening postponed to next year

Most Read