Updates from the Offices of Our Elected Officials
MLA Whitney Issik
Whitney’s promise: People first
Public policy affects real people in real ways everyday. We can not afford cavalier policies like the carbon tax that hurt ordinary people. I will always put you first.
Civilized discussion instead of partisanship
We can’t afford the polarized debates that make most want to run and hide. Issues are not black and white and now is not the time to give into the loudest voice in the room. Your voice needs to be heard so I will insist on informed, civilized debate.
Too often well-intentioned MLAs have gone to Edmonton and then forgotten about those who elected them. You will always be my first priority.
Informed decisions, solutions that work
It’s not enough for government to simply get out of the way. We can’t just get out of the way of the debt we will inherit or the threat to our energy industry from other governments. I have the background to find solutions to these complex problems.
In your corner
When the going gets tough (and it will), I will never, ever quit. This is OUR HOME. You can count on me to stand our ground and protect your interests in the face of difficult decisions.
We have a short window to repair our economy and ensure the fabric of our society remains intact. I am able to hit the ground running on day one.
Councillor Jeremy Farkas
Jeromy Farkas, 31, is serving his first term as Ward 11 Councillor and is one of the youngest city politicians ever elected on Calgary City Council. Since taking office, Jeromy has wasted no time in bringing a common sense, fiscally conservative, and data-driven approach to his work on your behalf at City Hall.
Prior to being elected, Jeromy served at the University of Calgary for eight years and ran the Israel Studies Program. Building on his experience as a Research Team Lead in Medicine, Jeromy developed his own successful small business focused on finance and data analysis.
Jeromy is a born and raised Calgarian and graduate of the University of Calgary and Bishop Carroll High School (Go Cardinals!). Jeromy lives in the Ward 11 community of Palliser and comes from a family of entrepreneurs and teachers who have deep roots in Southwest Calgary. Jeromy is most grateful for the warm welcome Canada gave his family after escaping Communist Hungary in 1956. Jeromy has served on the executive of the Palliser, Bayview, and Pump Hill Community Association, as a director on the board of the Weaselhead Preservation Society and has worked collaboratively with Mount Royal University to mentor students.
Your Ward 11 office is focused on making City services more responsive to Calgarians while being mindful of Calgary’s financial future. We are committed to restoring Calgary’s advantage and securing future economic opportunity through:
- responsible spending,
- lower taxes through innovation,
- reducing regulations for entrepreneurs, and
- ending the culture of entitlement and secrecy that has taken hold of City Hall