Kim Tyers Announces Run for Calgary City Council Seat in Ward 2
Thu Sep 17 2020 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Calgary, AB - Local public servant and resident Kim Tyers is running for City Council in Ward 2. She issued the following statement regarding her candidacy:
“We are living in unprecedented times. This pandemic has affected everyone in the city in one way or another, whether it's the small-business owner who had to shut down their operations or the single parent who had to handle their children’s education simultaneously while working remotely from home. City Council, especially during a pandemic, should be making smart financial decisions on behalf of all Calgarians to weather this storm. Residents of Calgary need their councillors to responsibly prioritize policy and spending in the context of a balanced budget to reduce their tax burden.
“I am running for City Council in Ward 2 to bring fiscal responsibility to City Council. I am running to restore respect and accountability back to the taxpayers dollars. I am running to bring a young, diverse and experienced perspective to policy-making at the municipal level.
“I am a proud descendant of Chinese immigrants, born and raised in Calgary. Ward 2 is where my husband and I have chosen to raise our family for the last decade. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Calgary. I have years of experience working in the private sector and was a small business owner of a business focused on dance education and keeping Calgarians healthy and fit. Most recently, I have served the public through working as a Manager of Constituency Affairs by supporting a Federal Member of Parliament where I was able to advocate for constituents and help them navigate federal government resources and programs. I spend my time volunteering in my community, supporting the performing arts and helping great women get elected to political office. My close connection to the community, experience in policy making and working with multiple levels of government makes me a strong candidate for Ward 2.
“I will make common sense decisions on behalf of Ward 2 residents in the context of a balanced budget. I will be a representative who takes the job of City Councillor seriously, not just through my words but my actions as well. I will use my government and community experience to make sure our services and policies reflect what is best for Calgarians. As my campaign begins, I am excited to talk to Ward 2 residents and develop my policy platform.”
For more information:
Kim Tyers Ward 2 City Councillor Campaign