BY-ELECTION – Jon Eadie’s priority is a better financial foundation for city

Candidates in the Sept. 30 Kamloops civic by-election are invited to make submissions to on their platforms, biographical information, contact information or specific issues. Please keep them to 550 words or less. The following is from candidate for councillor Jon Eadie:

My name is Jon Eadie and I am running for one of the two councillor seats.

At home are three children under the age of 10 and one awesome partner in life that somehow keeps it altogether. Please don’t hold it against me but I was born and raised in Ontario until moving to B.C. for good after graduating an Electrical Engineering Technologist program at the age of 22.

Jon Eadie.

I am 36 now and have only been in the great community of Kamloops that we are proud to call home. Most of my professional career was with Distribution Design in BC Hydro but now I manage the Interior Express Connect team out of the Kamloops office after an acting design manager stint here for the Thompson-Shuswap region.

My work life is all about getting power to the people, so I am well versed in project management, leadership, customer service, and working within a budget.

I always wanted to get into municipal politics as I have a lot of insight into how it stereotypically works, or doesn’t work. I would like to bring about some change that I am very confident would be better for the community I want to represent.

My qualities and principles that speak to this are integrity, unbiased representation, and understanding of the need for a collaborative approach to get things done. My experience has really helped me understand the bigger picture and I legitimately care about all people so I think I would be a great asset to council.

If I was elected this year, my biggest priority would be to ensure we start getting the financial foundation of the City of Kamloops in better shape. We need better spending practices and really start to dig in to how we could reduce current operating costs by being more efficient.

There is only a year left on this term and I want to be realistic with what can be achieved in that time. If we can get our house in better order, we can minimize tax increases and start freeing up some money to better serve the people and businesses of Kamloops.

That’s a bit about me and a general idea of what I am about. I will get into a little more about my ideas for what I could do for Kamloops before the next election in my next submission. Until then, if you would like to chat, please call me at (250) 320-3035 or check out and contact me thru
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