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Municipal Election

Redman announces candidacy for Regional Council

Waterloo Region - Yesterday, Karen Redman announced her candidacy for Regional Councillor – Kitchener in the upcoming municipal election. “It’s an exciting time in local politics. I have always felt privileged to represent such a progressive community. I look forward to hitting the campaign trail and talking to residents about local issues and ideas,” said Redman. “From my perspective, elected office is about public service in the community. Kitchener and Waterloo Region are dynamic communities in which to live, work and raise a family.”

Throughout 20 years of public service, Redman represented Kitchener Centre as Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2008. Prior to her election federally, Redman served on City of Kitchener Council and on Regional Council. Previously, she served on the Waterloo Regional District School Board where she served as vice-chair.

“Regional government carries significant decision-making responsibilities. Vision and leadership make a difference at the regional level as it is a level which directly links local situations and concerns with solutions that encompass the community as a whole. Through my involvement as Chief Operating Officer at Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, I experienced firsthand local solutions for people facing challenges affordable housing. Local solutions to social housing, homelessness, childcare, the environment and public health impact the quality of life for all citizens of the Region. Decisions about public transportation including the future of our Regional airport and support of the arts community will significantly shape future growth and prosperity. “

“Public service is a tremendous undertaking and I bring political experience in addition to valuable volunteer experience as a board member of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, KidsAbility, YMCA Board of Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge, and the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region. I also serve on the Board of Governors of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and as an elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. I value the opportunity to contribute to the development of public policy that best serves the families and businesses within our community,” said Redman.

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