Charlayne Thornton-Joe - council candidate

Charlayne Thornton-Joe - council candidate

Election 2014: Council candidate Charlayne Thornton-Joe

City of Victoria: Thornton-Joe, Charlayne - council candidate

  • Nov. 6, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Bio

Charlayne Thornton-Joe, 53, is a 3rd generation Victorian. She has a passion for serving people and has held board positions on the Women’s Transition House, Inter-Cultural Association, the Lion’s Society for Children with Disabilities and the Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club to name a few. For her contributions she has been the recipient of the Y Woman of Distinction, the Honorary Citizen of Victoria and the Victoria Leadership Award. Since joining council, she is most known for her work on the issue of homelessness having served on the mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness and the initiator of what is now known as the Extreme Weather Protocol. She has also been the lead organizer with Canada Day Celebrations and initiated the idea behind the popular Living Flag. Charlayne is also recognized for her work on animal welfare issues. Charlayne believes in making balanced decisions with an independent mind.

 

Why should I vote for you?

I’m asking voters to re-elect me because I am hardworking, conscientious, respectful, community-minded and put my heart and soul into the job! I would welcome the opportunity to continue to work on the issues of homelessness, mental illness and addiction, animal welfare and vibrancy in the downtown.

 

Your main goal if elected?

If re-elected, I will use my experience and will continue to keep the concerns and desires of the citizens and businesses of Victoria foremost on my mind. I will bring an independent voice to the table on all decisions that are made.

 

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