Calgary, Alberta – Calgary’s Future revealed its final election endorsement today, completing a list of 13 endorsed municipal councillor candidates and six CBE school trustees.
“Jyoti Gondek is the only option to move Calgary forward,” says Calgary’s Future spokesperson Alex Shevalier. “Calgary’s Future has spent nearly two years speaking with Calgarians and we know they want to elect a city council who will work together to solve the immense challenges our city faces. We need the right leaders at the table to move our city forward and today we’re proud to endorse Jyoti Gondek for mayor.”
Calgary’s Future is a registered Third Party Advertiser, proudly supported by local labour organizations and made up of hardworking Calgarians from all walks of life. For months, Calgary’s Future has been unveiling candidate endorsements and urging Calgarians to have their voices heard on important issues including responsible growth, pandemic safety, and the Green Line. With advance polls now open and the municipal vote on Oct. 18, Calgary’s Future is urging all Calgarians to ensure they have a vote plan.
“There are two front runners in the race for Calgary’s next mayor, and we are confident Jyoti Gondek is the right leader at this pivotal time,” says Shevalier. “Her main competitor, Jeromy Farkas, has an abysmal voting record when it comes to pandemic safety, at a time when our hospitals are over capacity and Albertans are dying. In addition, his economic plan would spell deep and harmful cuts for Calgarians.”
The endorsement of Jyoti Gondek for mayor was influenced by her strong position on issues that are important to Calgary’s Future, including a fair deal for Calgary, the Green Line, economic recovery, a strong downtown and youth issues.
In June, Calgary’s Future partnered with a dozen diverse youth-serving organizations to host a virtual Youth Summit, designed for youth by youth, which culminated in Calgary youth presenting their ideas to municipal candidates and city leaders.
“Our city is at such a crossroads. This is the most important election in a generation and Jeromy Farkas’ plan for Calgary doesn’t reflect any of the recommendations that came out of our Youth Summit,” says Youth Summit lead, 24-year-old Deborah Wong, who is one of Calgary’s Future community organizers.