ASK HER CANDIDATES
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Janet EremenkoWard 11
Phone: Not yet available
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.
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.
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.
Grace NelsonWard 6
She has raised a family, has three children and four grandchildren (who attend Public Schools). Grace taught school for over 35 years and has been self employed for a decade. Grace has sat on many Boards of Directors, lead and worked on a number of committees. She has been involved with politics at all levels of government over her lifetime. Now, Grace is ready to take on a higher level of responsibility, as she continues in service to Calgarians, in the city she loves. Her passion to defend the rights for all people is what drives Grace, to run for office now.
Faith GrevesWard 10
Phone: 403-605 7437
Faith Greaves a Calgarian and candidate for Ward 10. She is an active community-leader, humanitarian and advisor at heart. Faith is a mother of three and has three grandchildren. She has participated on many boards and community associations in Calgary’s NE/NW communities, including the Calgary Police Diversity Board. Faith founded Mozia Women’s Network which empowers women, children and youth through life skills and leadership training. Faith’s vision for Ward 10 (and city-wide) is one of “Abundant Communities”: Embracing poverty elimination, crime reduction, affordable housing, efficient transportation, business development and accountability in communities. Faith is the voice and listening ear for Ward 10, and is action-oriented.