Stephen is a resident of Victoria and lives in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. The former television and radio journalist’s work has been recognized by nine Edward R. Murrow awards, the Public Health Association of British Columbia, the Jack Webster Foundation and the Victoria street community. Stephen is active in the community working with numerous charities and currently serves on the board of Kidney Cancer Canada.
Why should I vote for you?
You should vote for Stephen Andrew, because I will stand up for Victoria. When I was in the media, I asked the tough questions, and I got answers. It’s hard to get straight answers anymore from the current 5mayor. I want to change that. I want to head an open and transparent government. I want to share answers with you. Who is in charge of the new Johnson Street Bridge? How will we move forward to deal with our sewage issue, in a respectful and democratic manner? How can we be assured that we are spending your money wisely? As mayor of Victoria, I won’t waste your money.
Your main goal if elected?
As mayor of Victoria, I will assign responsibilities to councillors to focus on key issues, including economic development, public safety and a sustainable quality of life. I want to see job opportunities created in a strong Victoria economy, so that our children do not have to leave our city in order to work. As mayor, I will be an avid advocate for homeless and social issues.