Lore Perez has lived in Airdrie for five years and says she was inspired to run for council in the upcoming municipal election after being nominated for an airdrielife award.
“It all started with the impact I realized I had in others once I got nominated (for a) 2021 Amazing Airdrie Women Award,” she says.
The daycare director says she strives to be the voice of Airdrie and hopes to bring new ideas to the table.
- Why are you running for office?
I do it for Airdrie’s future, for Airdrie’s families, but more importantly for the community as a whole. People have told me that I could make a difference, and some think that the city is in need of a change and they have encouraged me, because they believe I can make that change.
- How will you help to make Airdrie a better place to live, work and play?
I want to make sure that our city grows, not only for housing but that we have more opportunities for our youth and activities, and amenities for the citizens to do something.
- What is the most important issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?
I think this election will be significant to define our future. When people approach me, they mention the main issue is that they want to see a change. How can I address it? I’m a person who takes action and my action is to represent each citizen in one of those six chairs.
- How do you plan to be transparent and accountable to your constituents?
I will support the open council meetings, now with the use of technology, to make the city council more transparent. This is a simple thing to do, and constituents deserve a councillor who communicates clearly so council can be held accountable.
- Why should residents vote for you?
Airdrie is modern and growing, our City council should reflect this. It is time to bring in young fresh leadership and new ideas. As councillor I will make sure my door is always open for those who are looking to help the less fortunate in our community and be an advocate for those non-profits looking to provide solutions.