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Torresan to run for city council

Another resident of Lloydminster is throwing their hat into the ring for a council seat.

Jonathan Torresan is a 27-year old chartered accountant who works as a corporate controller for a local engineering firm, who was born and raised in the Border City. After leaving home to attend university, Torresan returned to Lloydminster with his wife, and they chose the city as the place to raise a family.

Now, Torresan is looking to bring his financial skills to the council chamber.

“The reason that I want to run is the fact that I am born and raised in Lloydminster, and the community has done a lot for me, and I think this is a great way for me to give back in a great way to my community, by using a skillset that I have developed through my training as a chartered accountant,” said Torresan.

“I would like to see a businesslike approach taken to make decisions that consider long-term cost, short term costs, and also the benefits that come with those, weighing both of those costs and benefits in our decision making, to insure that we come to the right decision on various matters.”

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Speaking with 106.1 The Goat on Thursday afternoon, Torresan said he didn’t disagree with the overall strategy of the city government over the years, and that he believed a good job had been done throughout his life thus far. However, he believes some changes could be made.

“I think there is definitely some improvements that can come, and some important questions that need to be asked, each time you make a major or even a minor decision that comes to the council chambers,” said Torresan.

As for his immediate campaign plans, Torresan said he will be “hitting social media hard” and enlisting friends and family to go door-knocking. He also indicated a willingness to debate.

“I would love to do some debating, and talk about different policies that have happened so far in the past that I may have an opinion on, or individual situations that I have seen come and go in the past few years, and how I could have provided value on those, or how I could provide value moving forward,” said Torresan.

Nominations for mayor and council will open on September 6, and close on September 21. Once the nominations are closed, a full list of confirmed candidates will be released on September 22, and the election will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

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