For Immediate Release
September 1, 2011
Saanich’s Murdock seeking re-election
Victoria – The municipal election race is heating up in Saanich. Councillor Dean Murdock announced today that he will seek re-election to Saanich Council this fall.
“It’s been an incredible privilege to represent Saanich residents for the last three years,” Murdock says. “I’ve worked hard to bring forward solutions that enhance our transportation options, provide affordable housing, protect our climate, green space, and farmland, and promote sustainable growth. But there’s still work to do.”
Murdock is also running for a spot on the CRD Board. “A lot of the issues affecting Saanich, particularly traffic, are regional issues,” he says. “Those challenges require regional solutions. I will be a strong voice at the CRD Board to advocate for regional solutions that help Saanich residents.”
The first-term Councillor says he is inspired by Saanich residents who believe in the changes Council has made, but want to see more to improve their community.
“I’ve knocked on over a thousand doors this spring and summer,” he says. “People love this community, but they’re frustrated by traffic and a lack of transportation options. They want more affordable housing so young families can settle in their neighbourhoods. And they want us to protect our green spaces and farmland.”
Murdock chairs Saanich’s Healthy Saanich Committee and is the former chair of the Sierra Club Victoria. He serves on the CRD Water Supply Commission and Provincial Capital Commission.
Murdock works for the BC Ministry of Health as a Manager of Public Health Planning. He and his wife are long-time Saanich residents. They have a two-year-old son and two dogs – a beagle and golden retriever.
In the coming weeks, Murdock will release his full campaign platform, including transportation, affordable housing, food security, and environmental leadership as priority initiatives.
Municipal elections are November 19.