LETTER: Wilks’ hard work impresses

Reader Christine Boyd says MP David Wilks has many good qualities.

Alex Atamanenko, outgoing NDP MP for this riding, is a truly good person. I always valued his detailed reports. I’ve been a constituent for a decade and am concerned about who will replace him as a voice for Nelson, especially with the new riding boundaries, effective this fall.

I’m on everyone’s list and I received an invitation to meet David Wilks, Conservative MP. I’m the kind of person who, if you tell me your goal, I’ll chunk it down into action steps. As a former employment counsellor, I continue to accomplish more with this approach. I guess this is what I like about David Wilks. As an active MP, no less than seven of the communities he serves asked him to obtain specific sums of federal money for improvements to infrastructure like water and highway systems. He came through on each one. This is one hard-ass, hard-working MP. It got me thinking, what could he do for Nelson?

A few other qualities I saw in him are: super strong communication skills, organized, common sense, and persistent. He values Canadian national parks and recently got three dark and deadly tunnels fully lighted. During his 20-plus years with the RCMP, he said, traffic fatalities had a huge impact in his life. I even like that he didn’t accept a meeting with the other two local candidates because he was busy working for his riding.

Christine Boyd

Nelson

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