For Maple Ridge council
• Name: Al Hogarth.
• Residence: A proud life-long resident of Maple Ridge.
• Occupation/education: associate real estate broker; UBC, certificate in Site Planning; SFU, sustainable community development certificate.
• Volunteer work: chairman Mountain Festival Society, Downtown Revitalization Committee, Anti Litter Campaign, Advisory Planning Commission; vice-president Chamber of Commerce; B.C. Disability Games, Operation Red Nose, the Real Thanksgiving Dinner, B.C. Summer Games.
• Who do you support for mayor: I feel experience is needed in the mayor.
Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.
Answer: As an incumbent and three-term veteran on council I am very aware of the work that has been done, but more importantly what needs to continue and what else has to be done. I have a life long commitment and have volunteered in many capacities for 40 years with the objective of improved lifestyles in Maple Ridge.
Q: Who is funding your campaign?
A: So far I have friends and associates providing some funding, as well as myself.
Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?
A: My experience, background, education and, of course, my passion for a balanced community, which will benefit present and future generations.
Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?
A: The city needs to become more self-reliant in respect to the local economy, jobs, food production, diverse housing and local transportation. The implantation of many plans are underway.
Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?
A: My top priority will be increasing local jobs that will provide a living wage. Ideally I would like to see one new job created for every two new residents. This would assist in holding the line on residential taxes, improve the local economy as well as shopping opportunities.