Candidate in the 2014 Louis Riel - 2 School Ward race.
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Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?
I've been happy and proud to serve as a school trustee here for the last four years and am running for re-election. Four years ago I decided to run because my children were entering the school system and wanted to make a positive difference. I was active with our parents group and daycare board before becoming a trustee. I am a lawyer, but my parents were both teachers and I grew up with a solid knowledge of educational issues.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?
I have gained a lot of experience during my time on the board. I have chaired the Education and Policy committees and am currently the Finance Chair. In that role, I guided and shaped our division's budget and learned a great deal about how our finances operate. As a practicing criminal lawyer, I have a great deal of experience dealing with people and complex issues which is very valuable to the board. My parents were both teachers and I grew up with a solid knowledge of educational issues.
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as School Trustee, and why are these issues important to you?
I will prioritize responsible budgeting. We have kept taxes low in tough times by shifting spending from administration to the class room. School safety is also important. We have introduced anti-bullying and human diversity policies. I would also stress equal access to education. I believe everyone deserves the best chance to succeed. Finally, I would stress ensuring that all our students have strong literacy and numeracy skills. We have put in place standards to ensure that our goals in these areas are being met.
What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the school ward or school division you wish to represent?
I very much appreciate the strong sense of community that I have found in our ward and our division. People are very passionate about and involved in our schools. I want to do everything I can to make sure that citizens continue to be engaged with our schools.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I have lived in this ward all of my life. I went to the schools here. When the time came to raise a family, my wife and I choose a house that is two blocks from the house that i grew up in because I knew the strong school system and strong sense of community that we have here. I want to do my part to make sure our local schools not only stay strong but continue to improve.
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News that Mentions Chris Sigurdson
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Chris Sigurdson — 4,369 votes (32.84 per cent). Louis Riel School Division Ward 3 (three elected) • Sandy Nemeth — 7,394 votes (21.47 per cent); • Josie Landry — 6,312 votes (18.32 per cent); • Dave Richardson — 6,262 votes (18.18 per cent). Louis ...
Sunday, 26 October 2014
The Twitterverse has been full of congrats for young, first-time candidates who lost, with Louis Riel School Division trustee Chris Sigurdson pointing out he lost three times before he was elected. I went back to the 2010 school board elections and ...
Friday, 24 October 2014
The twitterverse has been full of congrats for first-time losing young candidates, with Louis Riel trustee Chris Sigurdson pointing out to them that he lost three times before winning his first election. I went back to the 2010 school board elections ...
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
St. Vital Glenn Churchill Steven Hennessey Brian Mayes. □ Louis Riel School Division Ward 1 (2 to be elected) Louise Johnston Tanjit Nagra Cindy Turner. □ Louis Riel School Division Ward 2 (2 to be elected) Colleen Mayer Chris Sigurdson Chris Wilson.
Saturday, 19 October 2013
“I played there when I was a student [at Dakota], and nothing has been done since then,” said St.Vtal school trustee, Chris Sigurdson. “It's not looking good.” The Dakota project is still in the planning stages, with Mayes hoping to complete the ...
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Chris Sigurdson knocked off Daoust, and rookie Sandy Nemeth also joined the Louis Riel board. Julie Fisher joins eight incumbents in Pembina Trails. River East-Transcona saw two incumbents run for city council, their seats now filled by candidates on ...
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