Council candidate: Marsha Henderson

District of Saanich: Marsha Henderson, council candidate

  • Oct. 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Saanich council candidate Marsha Henderson.

Name: Marsha Henderson (running for Council in Saanich)

Occupation: Self employed

Age: 54.

Describe your relevant background:

My relevant background includes years of practical experience gained from business, volunteer and community service. For many years I’ve been self-employed.

My focus has been in supporting business and individuals in managing finances, getting out of debt and becoming established in their communities. My past business history includes work in the insurance field, income tax preparation and financial management.

I have a practical, common sense perspective; ensuring I have adequate and independent information helps to enable me in making sound decisions while minimizing risk. I’m a ‘big picture’ thinker who notices where the details fit.

How would you be a beneficial voice on Saanich council:

My voice on Council will communicate common sense thinking, and highlight working within our means and identifying and making best use of what we already have. Saanich has good information on food security, transportation issues, housing affordability, even how public participation could work. Movement on these issues, even after decades, has either been very slow, made without effective public consultation or not fully thought out. The results are often increased cost, health and safety issues and in some cases, outraged neighbourhoods.

From my own preliminary analysis, there are a number of areas where I believe costs could be lowered without compromising benefits. My research leads me to believe a more practical perspective on how we deliver services can reveal undeveloped resources and opportunities for local business.

Moving ahead on important issues requires planning that’s flexible enough to accommodate changes as they come. I believe the most complex issues generally always have some practical bottom line facts, and that good solutions won’t be found without involving the people who are affected. I believe no one person has the answers, and to involve a range of people in the process of deciding an issue can help find the most effective solutions.

What is your campaign slogan or guiding principal?

My slogan is ‘Common Sense.  Accountability. Action.’  That practical perspective guides my own decisions. I’ve faced a number of difficult challenges in life and know firsthand the value of and results gained through being connected in community, persistence and a positive perspective. I try to walk the talk. My family and I live well on a modest income, with no debt.

Website: MarshaHenderson.ca

Facebook: MarshaHenderson2014

Twitter: @MarshaH2014

 

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