Former councillor enters council race

  • Sep. 25, 2013 3:47 p.m.

A former longtime City councillor is looking to get back in the game.

Dennis Moffat announced on Monday that he will seek a council seat next month.

Moffat was a City councillor for 27 years by the end of his term in 2004.

“Looking at the situation that is coming we are going to be blessed with a pretty new council and my thought was they are going to need somebody with experience,” he said. “I do miss it. I miss the thrust and the debate and everything about council and I still have something to say.”

Moffat added the decision to run during this election was not a hard one.

“I have time. I have dedication and I love the City,” said Moffat, who has also run the Red Deer Farmer’s Market for a number of years. “I thought why not? I have something to offer and I have a good track record and I’m willing to serve.”

If elected, Moffat said there are some issues he would like to address.

“The issue is making people understand what a good City we live in and that nobody is always right but if you make a mistake, own up to it and get it corrected.”

Reflecting on his time on council in the past, Moffat said he can offer experience to council.

“First of all I know what to do – I know how administration works, I can work well with administration and I’m proud of our City employees – they make the things happen. All we do as a council is guide them and protect the interests of our fellow taxpayers and that is what I intend to do,” he said. “Council used to say I was the one with the common sense and that is what we need is common sense.

“My motto is waste not, want not and I think although we have been blessed with councils in the past and we are blessed with a lot of things that councils have done in this City to make this City almost perfect, there have been mistakes made and hopefully this coming council, whoever it is, won’t make any.”

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

Just Posted

Rebels victorious over Swift Current Broncos

New Forwards Brett Davis and Cameron Hausinger showing lots of confidence on the ice

One hundred and five trees of Christmas

Red Deer couple decorated 105 Christmas trees to raise money for the Central Alberta Humane Society

Nuit Blanche Red Deer looking to make a comeback in 2019

Local organization is hosting a Christmas artisan market on Dec. 15th

Site of future Child Advocacy Centre on RDC campus unveiled

Centre to be located on the southwest area of the campus

Lacombe, Red Deer snubbed from new ambulance list

Lacombe Councillor Chris Ross continues to advocate for added care in Central Alberta

WATCH: Every dog has its day

Red Deer and District Kennel Club’s show began Friday and runs all weekend at Westerner Park

Trump looking at several candidates for new chief of staff

Trump’s top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals.

Canadian physicist collects Nobel Prize

Canada’s Donna Strickland is one of three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics.

Canada Post backlog, Greyhound exit creating headaches ahead of the holidays

The federal government forced members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers back to their jobs late last month

Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

Britain voted in 2016 to leave the 28-nation bloc, triggering a two-year exit process

WATCH: CP Holiday Train rolls into Lacombe

Kelly Prescott performed for hundreds of Central Albertans

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

Most Read