Mayor John Dooley at a Japanese earthquake relief meeting at City Hall earlier this year. Dooley has announced his intention to seek a third term.

Mayor John Dooley at a Japanese earthquake relief meeting at City Hall earlier this year. Dooley has announced his intention to seek a third term.

Dooley to seek re-election

Nelson mayor John Dooley will seek a third term in the November municipal election.

Nelson mayor John Dooley will seek a third term in the November municipal election.

“I have worked to guide council, staff and our employee groups to develop thoughtful planning, using a common sense approach that will guide the community well into the future and set direction based on our needs and ability to pay,” Dooley stated in a press release.

He was first elected mayor in 2005 after serving two terms as a city councillor.

Dooley said as mayor he has placed “high value” on building relationships within the community and with regional, provincial and federal government.

“This strategy has paid off for our city in a variety of ways. I would like to continue to build on those foundations,” he said.

“I am proud of my record. I work hard. I have demonstrated leadership. I am experienced, and I am a respected advocate for Nelson.”

Dooley said he is confident in the direction the City of Nelson is headed.

The deadline for municipal election nominees to declare is October 14 at 4 p.m.

Nelson residents will head to the polls on November 19.