Saturday night I was elected to Saanich Council! I would like to congratulate my fellow council-elects, and everyone who put their names forward. I felt it a privilege to occupy the same ballot as this fantastically talented group of candidates. I am so honoured that so many people have placed their trust in me, ane I'm excited to serve the people of our community on Saanich Council. I was the dark horse of this election; a first time candidate and unknown in mid-July, it was a tough campaign, and I could not be happier with the result. I could not have done it without the love and support of my family, friends, staff, endorsers, partner, and of course the 13,631 people who voted for me.
My promise to you is to pursue affordable housing, better planning and transportation, sustainability, economic development, and protect our farms and parks like life depends on it. Because in fact. It does!
The fight for a better more affordable and inclusive Saanich is a fight that we have to win!
I'm very excited for what's to come, a big thank you to everyone in my life who helped me to this point.
Let's start building a better Saanich!
- Zac de Vries, Councillor Elect