Election Website

I ran in the 2017 St. Albert Municipal Election for City Councillor. A modified version of the website you are currently on was used to hold all of my platform, and all of my press releases. They can be found as follows:

Homepage

My homepage changed several times over the course of the election, but the fundamentals were still there after the election. Since I had re-built my website not too long before, designing it to be modular, I figured that I could just modify it to fit my needs. My website reflects my design sensibilities: simple, refined, classic. I centred my image in the column, and used the main space as a news box. Not overcrowded, but it got people to where they needed to go.

It took me a long time to really nail down my exact goals and efforts that I would make, if elected. Finally, after a lot of fiddling, my father told me, "If you don't have anything to say, then don't say anything at all." So, I re-found my purpose, and went for it. I found the core ideology, and expanded it based on the powers of the council. From there I divided it into sections, so that I could have several layers of complexity. You got the basics if you read my brochure, slightly more clear in my "simple" version, and then the best in my platform. Finally, I distilled my ideology into the statement on the front page.

My homepage, as it appeared during the election in October, is linked below:

Election Homepage during October, 2017.

News Releases

For posterity, whenever I made a new release that would take over the page, I put the old release into a archive page. They were simply the text, moved over to a page of their own, and hidden in a drop-down menu. I include them here too, for posterity.

June 9th, 2017. This was my original press release, which I posted on my website on the day of my announcement. The "Get Involved" link at the bottom of the page is now broken, as I quickly merged it with my Contact page, and then removed it altogether as the election approached.

August 8th, 2017. This is essentially the same version that I used on my homepage throughout the rest of the election. All links are working and re-routed.

Platform

Finally, we get to the interesting part. This collection of documents outlined my priorities and plans were I to be elected. I felt that it was only right that I get into specifics of what I intended to do during my time, and I ended up with the most in-depth platform of the election. That is out of twenty-six candidates for council alone.

Short. This is the short version of my platform. It uses sub-locational links, so if you want to jump to any particular topic, you can. I wrote it after everything was done. All of the links are currently functional. I would recommend it as a starting point to the rest of my platform.

Community. While I grew up in St. Albert, it was a very disconnected place to live. I don't mean that in the modern digital sense, but the fact that there simply weren't places to go. So building centres of community was a large part of my platform during the election. My intentions can be found inside this page.

Technology. I felt that I could bring a stronger knowledge of modern technology and technology culture to the council. As you can see, I have some very strong opinions about the future of technology and privacy in the information age. I felt that I could set a positive and secure direction for the future of technology in the city. All links are working as of July 2018.

Environment. I really do believe that climate change is the biggest existential threat to humanity, and so I sought out ways that we could deal with that on a local level. I was raised to be environmentally conscious, and so it is little wonder that I should have made this the longest section. From what I have heard, this one me the most support.