Winfield said she is not campaigning on any specific issues, but rather she wants to listen to the concerns of citizens and bring those issues before council.

“I care bout the city, I love the city and I care about its citizens,” she said. “Their vote for me, Linda Winfield, is a vote for their voices at City Hall, and together we will make it happen.”

She added she will bring a positive outlook to dealing with the issues the city faces.

“I’m very positive about life. There are a lot of issues, and we have to deal with them in a positive way.”

Winfield said she will be a straightforward, honest, independent councillor if elected, and will be open to listening to all opinions. 

“I’m a good listener,” she said. “I will listen to anyone who will come forward and voice their opinions, because that is what it is all about.”

The 65-year-old has lived in Dawson Creek since 1994 after emigrating from the Philippines in 1972. She actually served in political office in her home community for six months when she was 18 years old before she was forced to flee the country due to political unrest.

She has worked for 15 years as a community support worker for the Dawson Creek Society for Community Living, and has participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life among other community events.

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