For Maple Ridge council
• Name: Craig Rudd.
• Residence: 12270 – 234th Street, Maple Ridge.
• Occupation/education: owner of retail business.
• Volunteer work: B.C. Summer Games; coached softball and minor hockey;Maple Ridge transportation committee; board member of Woman Care Pregnancy Centre; VP and treasurer of Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International.
• Who do you support for mayor: I will be pleased to work with whomever the residents of Maple Ridge elect as mayor.
Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.
Answer: I have a passion for Maple Ridge, having lived here for more than 45 years. Over that time, I have gained significant knowledge of how Maple Ridge has grown and how we need to in the future. Owning a business has given me an understanding of fiscal issues. I am a logical person who enjoys people.
Q: Who is funding your campaign?
A: I am funding my campaign with donations from family, friends and personal supporters.
Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?
A: I am a people person and like working with a team, with ideas to arrive at a consensus. I am willing to recognize mistakes and learn from them. I focus and build on positives.
Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?
A: Maple Ridge is a popular place to move to as is evident by the population growth. I don’t see that changing. We need to plan well for it so we can provide necessary infrastructure in cost effective ways to accommodate growth, some higher density development with increased transportation options.
Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?
A: Listening and learning. Each needs to be valued and addressed by my ‘service and leadership with logic and common sense’ approach.