CandidateOfficeIf elected, will you support the transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050?If elected, will you support the protection of old growth forest in the West Kootenays?If elected, will you support the continued operation of your local farmers’ market in or closest to your community?
Debbie Cherkas CouncillorNOT SUREYESYES
 Jen Comer CouncillorNOT SUREYESYES
 Arnold DeBoon Councillor
 Trish Drinkle Councillor
 Jim Elford Councillor
 Karen Goforth Councillor
 Jim Karountzos Councillor
 Dallas Magrum Councillor
 Ellen Tzakis Councillor
 Karen Unruh Councillor
 Joanna Wilson Councillor
 Mary Jayne Blackmore Mayor
 Bill Hutchinson Mayor
 Ron Toyota Mayor

Track Record

Candidates’ highlight their track record on any other environmental or social justice issues they have already taken action on.

CandidateTrack Record
Debbie CherkasI would be new to council therefore I have no political track record. I recycle as much as I can. Donate clothes and used items to the appropriate agencies. But rest assured the environmental impact if elected will be one item always in consideration.
Jen ComerI’m Jen Comer and I am looking to be re-elected for another term to the Town of Creston Council.
I’m deeply passionate and engaged in this community. Over the past four years, I’ve had the immense honour of serving this community as a member of Town Council. This community has been growing and changing over the past several years and I hope to be part of the team achieving the goals and vision set out in our new award-winning Official Community Plan.
Since moving to the Creston Valley in 2010, I’ve worn a number of “hats” in our community which provide me with a well-rounded understanding of the issues facing our area. I currently manage Morris Flowers & Garden Centre on behalf of Lower Kootenay Band, who purchased the business in February 2018. From 2010 until 2018 I ran the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market, where we were honoured with the 2016 award for Best Medium Sized Market in B.C. I was also awarded with Market Manager of the Year, along with being nominated as one of the Top 40 under 40 in Kootenay Business Magazine that same year. The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market is now a thriving hub and generates an estimated annual $2.13 million of economic impact to the local community.
I have also worked as a Constituency Assistant to MLA Michelle Mungall, along with being the local manager for the 2016 Canadian Census. During this past term of local government, I have also been the Alternate Director for the Regional District of Central Kootenay Area C
Arnold DeBoon
Trish Drinkle
Jim Elford
Karen Goforth
Jim Karountzos
Dallas Magrum
Ellen Tzakis
Karen Unruh
Joanna Wilson
Mary Jayne Blackmore
Bill Hutchinson
Ron Toyota

Candidates that did not complete the survey have blank boxes below questions and no track record responses.