Letter: Richmond meeting helped finalize my vote

Dear Editor,

I attended the all-candidates meeting at the seniors centre last week. “All” was an exaggeration, but good enough for me. The lady from your paper (didn’t catch her name) did a great job moderating the meeting, aided by her vigorous timekeepers.

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Everything went smoothly, except the 20 questions part, which went quite fast and confused some of the candidates.

As to the candidates:

Joe Peschisolido, the only incumbent so quite familiar with the proceedings,  was eloquent and smiling. Francoise Raunet was very well informed and had a pleasant voice to bring her points across.

Jaeden dela Torre had done his homework. At times he got mired in his extensive notes, but still gave valuable answers. He is a serious, intelligent young man. We’ll hear more from him in the future.

Anyway, I’m thankful this meeting was made available, it helped me to finalize my vote.

Hans. J Ruger

RICHMOND

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