For Maple Ridge council
• Name: Mike Norden
• Residence: Mission.
• Occupation/education: magician; TELUS; high school.
• Volunteer work: Organized sports, TELUS Day of Giving, numerous clubs and organizations.
• Who do you support for mayor: undecided.
Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.
Answer: I have served as an executive on numerous clubs, organizations, strata councils, unions, and more. I am well versed in parliamentary procedure and have excellent mediation skills.
Q: Who is funding your campaign?
A: I am self-funded.
Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?
A: I have a great perspective, and can see things from many different viewpoints; big business, unionized workforce, entrepreneurs, small business and more! I believe this will position me for great success as I strive to represent on council.
Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?
A: Maple Ridge is a rapidly growing city. Lots of homes, but not enough infrastructure to go along with it. We need to create more jobs –but the question is how do? I do not have all the answers, but I will fight to get the correct answers implemented instead of 10 years of talking about it.
Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?
A: I believe I have what it takes to help move Council forward for the next 4 years. I can help keep council on track and deliver on their promises. I will be just one voice on a council – but I will push that we have a UNIFIED voice that will be heard and one that will WORK. All the ‘hot topics’ mean nothing unless they actually get addressed.