Radio personality joins the race for a seat on council
A familiar voice has announced his intension to seek an alderman seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election.
Rob Jamieson, 33, a radio-personality for Air 106.1 FM, is hoping residents will be listening to his platform in the lead up to the election.
“It’s in my nature, in my blood to find the right thing to do,” he said.
Jamieson outlined his platform on Sept. 20 to the Airdrie City View, and while he admits he lacks experience at the political level, he will put his efforts into getting a 24-hour health facility, keeping living in Airdrie affordable and helping the City’s first responders have the most up-to-date equipment and training available.
While health care and policing are both under provincial mandates, Jamieson uses the example of the City and interest groups rallying in the spring of 2011 to get three new schools built in Airdrie.
In addition to his official platform points, the City’s infrastructure is also a concern the four-year resident of Airdrie.
“We need to be proactive with our roads, making them adequate (for the levels of vehicle traffic),” he explained, citing congestion on Windsong development and along 24th Street.
A choice and variety in building lot sizes, is also important to Jamieson.
While he lacks official experience in council chambers, Jamieson points out that he is the average age of the residents in Airdrie and know the issues facing them.
“That age group hasn’t been represented at council before,” he said.
As to what makes him stand out among the rest of the candidates, Jamieson admits, “what you see is what you get.”
“I don’t have an agenda,” he said. “It goes back to listening to people and to their stories. I want to talk to them and talk about what makes Airdrie great.”
Jamieson has the full support of his wife and sons and said he isn’t nervous about going door-to-door campaigning.
“I like listening to people’s stories,” he said.