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Norma Stewart - Langford council candidate 2022

Norma Stewart

Are you associated with or running as part of a slate team? If so, which one?

Community First Langford

Do you live in the municipality where you are running, and if so, for how long? If not, what is your connection to that community?

Yes, I am born and raised in Langford

What is your occupation, and for how long?

I retired after 34 years in the medical field and have served 4 years on Langford council.

Tell us about your previous elected and/or community experience.

I was an active volunteer in the community for many years before I sought a role on council. I have served as the citizen representative on the Planning, Zoning and Affordable Housing committee for 12 years. Was the proud former Chair of the Agricultural Advisory committee. I am currently the vice-chair of the Transportation and Public Works committee. I am the Langford liaison to the Westshore Chamber of Commerce

Why are you running? What’s your motivation?

I have long been a strong advocate and volunteer for my community and working on council is a good fit. I am passionate about bringing about a healthcare conversation to encourage and retain doctors, nurses, and emergency personnel to Langford.

What are your top three issues?

• Affordability – Langford is a community of families. In order to keep families thriving, council needs to consider affordability in all we do. Provide affordable housing and services - encourage investment that brings in local employment.

• Doctor shortage – Addressing the doctor/medical professional shortage is key in keeping families in Langford. I believe as a council we can have a productive conversation with the doctors, health authority, and provincial government to collaboratively find a solution.

• Improving services/amenities for Langford Seniors – With the shortage of medical professionals, seniors are greatly affected. I want to continue working with the Saunders Foundation on the Seniors Long Term Care project.

What’s your vision for your community in 25 years?

• Langford will continue to develop into the family-oriented community is has been for the last 20 years. With focus on building on our strong foundation of affordability, growing services, building recreation, parks, and amenities – Langford will continue to be the city people choose to raise their families.

What’s one “big idea” you have for your community?