COLLINS – Increased use of social media a big change in election campaigns

(Image: Screenshot, CFJC-TV)


AS TECHNOLOGY HAS GROWN, candidates for election have more and more tools to add to their arsenal in reaching out to potential supporters.

With only two weeks left to declare their intention to seek a political seat in the October 15th election, only the highest profile candidates would have a chance to reach enough voters at this stage of the game.

If the Armchair Mayor or someone like Terry Lake decided to run, they might be the exception.

Even those who have declared their intentions have done little to make themselves known.


Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.

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