George Bush is running for RDOS Director for Cawston and the Lower Similkameen. (Submitted)

Meet your Cawston RDOS director candidates: George Bush

Bush is running to return as director for another term

My name is George Bush, and I’m pleased to have my name stand in the Oct.15 election for director of Area B, Cawston, for the RDOS.

I have held this position for the past 11 years, and I hope to continue representing my community and its constituents for the next four.

I was raised in Cawston and have lived here for most of my life. My family has been farming in the Similkameen for 102 years, and I myself have continued this tradition, farming hay and other crops since I was 18.

Over the past 50 years, I have been very involved in my community, and I care deeply about the valley, the people who live here, and our future.

My children and grandchildren live in the Similkameen, and I am honoured to help safeguard our unique agricultural and family-oriented lifestyle. It is very important to me that our agricultural community continues to receive the support needed to flourish, especially our organic farmers.

Over the past 11 years I feel that my service to Cawston has been open, reliable, and honest. I am always eager to hear my neighbours’ concerns and help them find solutions. I may not always know the answers, but I will continue to go to any lengths necessary to find someone who does.

I have been very active in both the sterile insect release program, and the starling control program.

I would like the opportunity to continue this meaningful work, and become involved in future projects that benefit our community. For example, I am very excited to see the new bike path through to completion over the coming four years.

Fiscal responsibility is a big priority for me, while trying to keep tax increases to a minimum.

I believe that policy and government directives should be influenced directly by the community, rather than the top down, so that they properly reflect our needs and goals.

If re-elected, I will continue to employ my skills in dispute resolution and hands-on problem solving to keep our region thriving.

I encourage everyone to get out and vote!

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Election 2022