Don Scott receives endorsement from Wood Buffalo community leader Rick Kirschner

(Sept 1, 2017, Fort McMurray, AB) – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Mayoral candidate Don Scott is pleased to share the following endorsement he has received from well-known and respected Wood Buffalo community leader Rick Kirschner.

“It is my pleasure to provide this endorsement of Don Scott as he seeks election as the next Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. I have known Don for several years and have seen his commitment and dedication to this region throughout that time.

As a small-business owner, Don knows the challenges facing businesses in the region during uncertain economic times. He also understands the importance of supporting local business to ensure we keep residents employed and the economy functioning. As a representative of the region in the provincial government, Don had the opportunity to serve as the Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education, allowing him the experience of working with municipal, provincial and federal governments and administrations. This experience means he is well suited to serve as an advocate for our region with all levels of government and forge strong working relationships to benefit our region.

Don also serves as a community volunteer, including serving at present and in the past on several boards in different capacities. He has provided strong leadership in each of these roles and developed an understanding of the critical importance of social profit organizations in our region. Through his service he has also built strong networks with individuals and organizations inside the region, fostering relationships of trust and respect.

Finally, Don is a family man who has chosen this region as the place to raise his children, while also building a strong and respected small local business employing several residents and serving his community and region both as a volunteer and an elected official.

I am pleased to provide this endorsement as I believe Don Scott is the leader we need during a time of rebuilding and economic challenges; his leadership will provide the stability and guidance we will require to move into the future with confidence and strength.” – Rick Kirschner

Said Don Scott: “I am delighted to share this endorsement as I seek election as the next Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. I am honoured to have received the support of Rick Kirschner, who is well known and respected in this region as a community leader, and I am grateful to have earned his confidence as I look to build a stronger tomorrow for this region and our communities.”

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