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Fiscal stability and measured governance hallmarks of Davis campaign

Posted on April 18, 2024 by admin
Justin Davis

By Heather Cameron
Westwind Weekly News

Stirling local Justin Davis is one of three who will be running in the Stirling by-election that will take place on Tuesday, May 7, at the Stirling Community Centre, located at 409 – 2 Street, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Davis says that his father, who has served as the mayor of Hill Spring for approximately 10 years, inspired him to run for Council.

“In his time as mayor he and his council members have taken their village from deep financial debt caused by previous councils to a position of fiscal stability. My father’s example of calm and measured governance has inspired me to provide a similar voice for our great community,” said Davis.

Davis himself grew up in Hill Spring and graduated from Cardston High School. After he got married, Davis says, he and his wife moved to Edmonton for school and work, where he ultimately spent 15 years working as a contractor in the housing industry and also acquiring a Bachelor of Physical Sciences at the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma from NAIT in Civil Engineering Technology. 

In 2018, Davis says, he and his family bought a house in Stirling, and he started working for Hasegawa Engineering in Lethbridge. In 2020, Davis says, he changed jobs to Wilde Brothers Engineering in Raymond where he currently works. 

“We have 7 boys and plan to finish raising them all in this great village,” said Davis. “After spending 15 years in Edmonton, we chose to move our family to this great community. We love living in Stirling as it is such a great place to raise a family. We have made many friends here and enjoy life in Stirling. I would say I want to make sure we keep our community great.”

Wanting to keep the community great, Davis says, is why he chose to run in the by-election.

“I think that growing up in small town southern Alberta, then living in the city for a decade and a half, and then finally coming back to a great southern Alberta community, has really impressed on me the things that really make a small community great,” said Davis. “I want to make sure big city problems stay as far away from our small-town life as possible. I think it is important to maintain what makes our community great. We have some great facilities in town like the pool, our parks and fields and the reunion center. I think it is important to maintain these great facilities and improve them and add to them as is fiscally prudent. There is a lot we can do as a community to work together to keep our community the great place it is to live.”

Davis says that if he is elected to Village Council, he plans on being a calm advocate for fiscal prudence, and measured development, with a focus on maintaining and improving the community’s facilities and infrastructure. To advocate for why he should be elected, Davis says, he plans on talking to people in town, and sharing thoughts and intents on social media. 

“I think due to my schooling and work experience in the housing and engineering fields, I am well suited to provide a reasoned voice in regard to town planning, our village’ s infrastructure, and development,” said Davis. “I think the best advice is to just get involved. Volunteer within the community. Help out in any ways you can.”

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