For Maple Ridge council
• Name: Grant Sanderson.
• Residence: 12068 – 201 St., Maple Ridge.
• Occupation/education: operations manager for a landscape company; graduated MRSS 1999, then went to UFV for CIS/Computer Science.
• Volunteer work: Favorite volunteer work would be for the last three years being a call taker for the Canucks for Kids Telethon
• Who do you support for mayor: undecided.
Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.
Answer: I’ve lived in Maple Ridge my entire life, gone to school, played sports, and have worked here. I feel that with my occupational leadership experience, as well as knowledge of the community, that these traits will be my guidance in making strong decisions for the betterment of the community.
Q: Who is funding your campaign?
A: My campaign thus far is self-funded and assisted by close friends and family.
Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?
A: I am not a career politician, developer, realtor, activist, or environmentalist. I’m just a guy – a guy who loves living in Maple Ridge, but realizes that our city can be better.
Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?
A: I would like to see the citizens of Maple Ridge more easily able to work and shop locally while raising their families in our beautiful city that is so close to nature. I would also like to see an affordable solution for garbage and organic waste pickup.
Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?
A: Bring new business to Maple Ridge to create jobs, have shopping options, helping at least to reduce traffic congestion and raise commercial tax revenue so that we can afford to bring in more services.