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Klassen says the entire election was an exciting process that went well, sounding grateful as he expresses his gratitude to everyone who voted for him and saying he’s thankful to be elected. He attributes his success at the polls to his experience within the community and adds that being a public figure in the city was very beneficial.

As December 5 will be his first ever city council meeting, Klassen says it will be a “learning curve”, but that he is excited to begin and start figuring everything out.

“I think the main thing for me is to take the time and do the homework ahead of time. If I’ve done that and I’ve prepared myself for the meetings, there is no reason why I can’t jump right into it.”

Klassen believes he’s entering city council with a blank slate.

“I have no agendas or pet projects, I just want to add whatever strengths I can and hopefully be effective as part of the team.”

When it comes to his future fellow councillors, Klassen says he feels the group has the potential to do some really good things. He also gave praise to the fact that there are a number of returning members, who he feels can educate the newcomers.

Finally, Klassen says he’s most excited about getting meetings underway, and to start participating in the whole process of being a member of City Council. also contacted Byron Stewart for an interview, which he declined, saying he wants to be sworn in before speaking with the media. We will speak with Byron after the inaugural meeting.

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