ASK HER CANDIDATES
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Janet EremenkoWard 11
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Janet believes all Calgarians want the best for future generations, and it is this common goal that guides her in collaboration and partnership. Her past 7 years working to address the root causes of poverty, not just the symptoms, have fostered a desire for accessibility and equity. Born and raised in Calgary's southwest, and now raising her two young daughters alongside husband Steve in Ward 11, she is guided by principles of inclusivity, collaboration and innovation. She trusts that if we work together, we can go further.
Michelle RobinsonWard 10
Michelle Robinson is running in Ward 10. Michelle was born in Calgary. She lives, works and volunteers in her communities. Michelle and her husband previously owned a business in the area. She is working towards safe spaces for LGBTQ2+, accessibility for all, diversity inclusion, welcoming new Canadians, Indigenous inclusion, attended poverty reduction meetings, part of harm reduction strategy meetings and crime prevention on family violence, with Calgary Police and RCMP. Most importantly, Michelle volunteers for her daughter’s school, jellybean dances and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Michelle love walking their dogs around their community of Abbeydale.
Esmahan RazaviWard 6
Esmahan Razavi is running for council in Ward 6. Esmahan wants to be the voice for Ward 6 and will work hard to help bring positive change to the Ward. Esmahan is a mediator, specializing in corporate, civil and family disputes. She spends her spare time volunteering for a number of causes, including providing pro-bono mediations for community disputes. Esmahan is the co-founder and director of Ahlain, a non-profit that uses technology to assist immigrants adapting to their new homes. She also co-founded Ask Her and served as President for the organization.
Lori MasseWard 11
Lori was born and raised in Calgary and is a third generation Calgarian. She has deep ties in Ward 11 as she has been a resident for the last 16 years, living both in Windsor Park and Acadia. Her connection to Calgary is not just on a physical level but on an emotional level as well. She has worked in Communications Management roles for the last 18 years, it was this work, combined with her role as VP Calgary International Children’s Festival, that solidified her commitment to building a healthy, vibrant city. Not only does she have the business experience to succeed but also has the personal acumen to be an amazing collaborator between the citizens of Calgary and City Hall.
Blair BerduscoWard 4
Phone: Not yet available
Born and raised in Calgary, Blair has experienced firsthand the city’s evolution through exponential growth and development. With the ever-changing political landscape and economic uncertainty throughout the city and province, Blair realized how perfect the timing is for her to contribute more to the future of Calgary. Through her work in Washington DC, she developed invaluable skills and strategies that have helped her understand and appreciate the effectiveness of grassroots stakeholder engagement. A City Councillor is one of many members of a team who make decisions that directly affect your day-to-day quality of life. Your Councillor must be an individual who is a nuanced-thinker and strong consensus-builder.
Stephanie FelkerWard 9
I stand for fiscal conservancy - responsible spending through increased efficiencies and a better respect for taxpayers’ dollars - jobs for Calgarians and innovative, sustainable densification. The City can spend smarter and reduce bloat without degrading the quality of core services and without hurting front-line staff. I have a desire to make a difference in my community and in the lives of business owners. I will be a catalyst for positive change.
Salimah KassamWard 10
I'm ready to represent Calgarians in the North East communities of Ward 10. I am ready to work on stronger investments in safer spaces, safer economies in local small business development and safer affordable housing. I'm ready to work for more opportunities for citizen participation in celebrating and uplifting the NE. I am ready to listen, connect, and bring the voices of the NE to City Hall. I'm ready to stand for transparency, collaboration, evidence and innovation. I have the experience needed to represent Calgarians. I've spent my life learning, working, volunteering, and connecting in Calgary. I'm deeply honoured to be in this race to work for Calgary - a city with vibrancy, heart and smarts.
Mackenzie QuigleyWard 12
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Mackenzie Quigley was born in Inuvik NWT but has called Calgary home since 1988. She moved in 2009 with her husband and young son from Coventry Hills to Auburn Bay where they have been ever since (and added 2 little girls to the family along the way!). Mackenzie works at Legacy Kitchens during the day, and coaches a children’s tennis program in Cranston one evening per week. Additionally, she instructs the BTG Wheelchair Tennis Program through the Wheelchair Sports Association of Alberta (WSA). On days off, she volunteers for her children’s school, and tries to sneak in a hit of tennis!