Wes Christensen Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 06:00 am | A A Wes Christensen RMO PHOTO Current occupation: Retired Past employment experience: Business owner Uhaul franchise here in valley past seven years How long have you lived in the community: 17 years Why are you running for public office: I feel that the problem of affordable house needs to be addressed. We have to stop the exodus of families from the valley to surrounding communities. What qualities or characteristics would you bring to public office: A fresh face and perspective to the table maturity and life experiences. What issues are important to you as a candidate: Affordable housing for middle and lower incomes here in Canmore. What is the greatest challenge facing elected officials in the community when it comes to planning for the future of the community: Taxes verses Services fiscal responsibility and managing the debt are three that I see as a candidate. How can people find out more about you or ask you questions: I am out in the community walking and talking to residents and plan on attending all forums telephone email and on Facebook.