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Wright declaring for council race

Daryl Wright wants to be on Lloydminster City Council.

Wright has been a resident of the Border City since 2011, after moving to the community to buy a home and start a family. Wright has spent the past five years working for a vegetation management company, and has said he wants to run for a council seat in order to make a difference.

The difference in Wright’s mind is focused on the way the City of Lloydminster handles businesses regulations. After unveiling his plans for candidacy with a page on Facebook, Wright also directed questions to current city councilor Jason Whiting about the recently-announced policy of moving future liquor stores 300 metres away from public parks and schools, saying he viewed the move as restrictive to business.

“I think if you can put food on the table during the economic condition that we have, than the government should support that,” said Wright.

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“I think that Lloydminster residents think that now is not a great time to try and smother business with more regulation, now is a good time to try and support them.”

Wright also outlined an idea for improvement of the exteriors of Lloydminster businesses located along Highway 16. Wright said he would want to see a grant program for facade development put in place.

“I think that when people pass from Saskatoon to Edmonton they have a completely different feeling, than when they live in it,” said Wright.

“If you think about your experiences in Bud Miller Park, that’s not the same feeling you get when you drive through Lloyd. Really, how can government play a bigger role in influencing change in that direction?”

On his social media page, Wright also laid out two additional methods he would want the municipal government to use in order to support the community, with a “City Arts and Culture Grant” focused on exportable products, and more investment in sports to keeps costs down for families.

As for how Wright plans to go about with his campaign, he said he plans on going out to canvas residents of the community, as well as putting out regular articles on his Facebook page.

A full list of confirmed candidates for the municipal election will be released on September 22.

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