Meet the candidate: Ken Johnston

By Sheldon Spackman
October 10, 2017 - 2:57pm

Ken Johnston is seeking re-election for a second term on Red Deer City Council in the upcoming Municipal Election on October 16.

Speaking with rdnewsNOW, Johnston says it would be a great honour for him to be elected once again.

“First of all, I’m a people person. People say that I’m accessible, that I listen, that I act on their concerns and I think I have done that in the last four years.”

He added, “I think I bring my professional background, my finance background and so on to the table whenever we do matters like capital budgets, operating budgets, audits, value for money, those kinds of things.”

Johnston says he also has a strong social reputation and track record that he also brings to Council.

“Essentially, I just have a passion for the quality of life of Red Deer and I think it showed over the last four years.”

At the Oct. 4 candidates forum at Westerner Park, Johnston told the crowd he delivered on his promises during his first term and that he wants to continue building on the City's safety strategy and policing plan while providing strong financial leadership.

Johnston also plans to continue being a vocal advocate for Red Deer Regional Hospital expansion.