Podcast 003 – Making Your Vote Count for Local Government

Podcast 003 – Making Your Vote Count for Local Government

If you’ve listened to the previous Blair Whitmarsh Shows, you’ve heard all the great ideas and  values that Blair intends to bring to The Township of Langley council once he’s elected. (If you haven’t listened yet you may want to. It will make your decision at the polls easier.) However, it’s not enough to gather information or to support a candidate. That’s all good. But to make a real difference you need to take the one crucial step of going out and casting a vote for Blair Whitmarsh and other candidates of your choice on November 15th.

Direct Impact on Your Lives

In this podcast, Blair cites the disappointing statistics that suggests that most people don’t know the importance of local elections. While turn-out for national and provincial elections are important, council elections may have more impact on your day-to-day life. Everything from land development to how and when they pick up your garbage is determined locally. If you’re concerned about Langley’s growth and how the township will handle it, you need to pay attention to local government where all the action is on that subject. Blair explains why as a citizen of Langley you need to make your voice heard for the good of the community on November 15th.

You Choose the Council

Blair also discusses how the council election works. He clears up some misconceptions that might make the process seem intimidating or futile to some. In essence, you only have to vote for the candidates you know and support. However, it’s important that you take the time and vote for those. Even a few votes can make a difference in the election result. The more people who vote, the more the council represents everyone in the community.
In this podcast

Listen as Blair Whitmarsh chats with Erik Reynolds about the crucial difference your vote makes. Some of the topics they cover include:

  • The importance of local government and the problem of low voter turn-out for local elections. Blair discusses why every vote counts.
  • How the council is chosen and how the citizens input is important to the quality of the council. (Making a significant difference may be easier than you think.)
  • How to vote if you can’t make it on November 15.

Take the next few minutes to learn why you are one of the most important parts of the upcoming election. Sit back and enjoy the conversation between Blair and Erik. Then make sure you vote.

If you want to find out more about Blair’s campaign, you connect with him at:
Website: http://www.blairwhitmarsh.com

Please share your comments and questions in the comments area below. And if you want to find out more about Blair’s campaign, you connect with him on his Facebook Page.


Blair Whitmarsh arrived in Langley as a first year student at Trinity Western University some 30 years ago and fell in love with the township. He has lived with his wife, Lorraine, and three daughters, Karina, Jolayne, and Tana, who have also been active in the community for most of the time since. Since earning a PhD in sports psychology, Blair has had a distinguished career as a professor at Trinity since 1996 and has been the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Athletics since 2005. He helped in the design and development of the Langley Events Centre. Blair is a professional member of the Canadian Sports Psychology Association and has consulted with athletes and teams for more than 20 years. He is currently completing a MBA and will be awarded the degree in August 2014.

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