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Tsawwassen's Andrew Conley seeks Delta council seat

Tsawwassen resident Andrew Conley has announced he's seeking a seat on Delta council in the November civic election.

Tsawwassen resident Andrew Conley has announced he's seeking a seat on Delta council in the November civic election.

A new face in the political arena, Conley said he is excited for the opportunity to give back to the community he has called home for nearly 32 years.

"I was raised in Delta, and my parents still live in the house in which I grew up. My roots run deep in this community and I am very passionate about the issues that have been developing over the years. I am looking forward to the possibility of working with the people of Delta to maintain our community's beauty, integrity and liveability."

Conley works as a deckhand at B.C. Ferries, and has worked there for the past 12 years. He owns a condo in Tsawwassen, and has served as a strata council member for the past four years.

Much of Conley's community involvement has stemmed from sports, and athletics are a legacy he would like to see preserved and enhanced moving into the future. He was an avid sailor as a member of Sea Scouts and played ice hockey in the South Delta Minor Hockey Association.

After aging out of minor hockey, he continued his involvement in community athletics by coaching and managing numerous adult hockey teams. He also runs an adult softball team in the spring and fall.

This past spring he tried his hand at coaching young people for the first time as the assistant coach for a Bantam girls' fastpitch team in Tsawwassen.

"My participation on my building's strata council and my heavy community involvement with athletics has provided me with experiences that I would have been hard pressed to find anywhere else," he said. "Through this involvement I've developed qualities of leadership, dedication, working with a team towards a common goal, and putting aside personal differences in order to achieve that goal. These are just some of the skills I can put to work if elected to council."

Conley said because of its amazing diversity of community and habitat, Delta is enveloped in complicated issues. Any changes need to happen at an appropriate pace and in a manner consistent with the values and expectations of Deltans, he said.

"I am an ideal candidate for council because I am invested in the future of Delta. I believe leaders need to be in touch with their constituents, to listen to their concerns and to act in good faith on their behalf. I am dedicated to these beliefs."

For more information on Conley's candidacy, visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Conley/135961606500239, follow on twitter @TsaAndrew, or email him directly at ConleyforCouncil@gmail.com.

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