The race for the open seat at View Royal’s council table is heating up with six candidates in the running.
Twenty-one-year-old Nathan Daisley has grown up in the community and feels he can bring different ideas and perspective to council.
“A big part of it is I’ve grown up here. I’ve gone to View Royal Elementary School and I went to Shoreline,” Daisley said. “The town has presented me so many opportunities that it has been a perfect place to grow up in.”
He added that with the opportunities he’s had volunteering in public service and building the community, now is the perfect time for him to run for council.
“Just finding ways of improving View Royal. We have such a nice little town so how do we continue to grow?” he said. “How do we continue to put forward the best opportunities?”
Daisley plans to go door-to-door to talk with residents about what is important to them.
“Because View Royal is less than 11,000 people, I can knock on every door within October pretty easily,” Daisley said. “A lot of it is going to be going to every single house and really talking with the people in View Royal and really understanding what direction the town wants us to go.”
He added that while there may be goals or objectives he would like to achieve, the main priority will be what the people of View Royal would like to see.
“A lot of it is going to be coming from those connections at the door step,” Daisley said. “I think it’s so important for our politicians to have a complete perspective of it and canvassing in a small town is perfect for that.”
Daisley also said he would like to see new ways to develop View Royal including energy production, a rooftop gardening association, or food production.
“I just want to find new, innovative ways to continue to develop View Royal,” he said.
View Royal’s byelection is scheduled for Nov. 18. Find the candidates and more information online at goldstreamgazette.com.