Chris Rowley is the latest candidate to declare his intentions to run for Lethbridge City Council. Rowley has a disability and is a low income person on Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped. He says he decided to run because he wants to help out the disadvantaged in our city, and to prove to himself that he can do it with a disability.
If elected as a councillor, Rowley says groups like the SAGE Clan need to be able to come to the table to help and be able to have a voice, “It’s the groups doing the work that I don’t think are really heard. When they wanted to bring the Mustard Seed in, that wasn’t a positive for me. The way they do the work isn’t the way we need the work to be done. I wanted them to come, but we need to look at other ways of doing business besides the Mustard Seed. I don’t think that was really heard at council when they were discussing these things.”
Rowley states that the opioid crisis and homelessness are the biggest issues facing Lethbridge,”When they had the Supervised Consumption Site, they said more people came in from other areas, but I don’t think a lot of them came from other areas. I think they were here, but not seen. They saw supports that were there for them that could help them. That’s why they came out.”
Rowley says he will fund his entire campaign out of his own pocket.
The Municipal Election will take place on October 18th.