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Former Mountie, Special Olympics Athletics Coach Tom Norton – Running in Abbotsford Councillor By-Election September 25

Abbotsford – Tom Norton is the latest candidate for the vacant position of Abbotsford City Councilor. The by-election is to replace Bruce Banman as Councilor now that Banman is an MLA.

After 25 years with the RCMP, Norton became a High Performance Athletics Coach with the Special Olympics, specializing in fitness, strength and conditioning and performance planning.

His platform is straight to the point. “My plan is to have a net zero cost.”

Decorated, Retired Member of the RCMP Major Crime Section, Tom Norton has announced his candidacy in the City Council By-election. Over 35 years of meritorious service in law enforcement and high-performance coaching, Tom and his family have proudly called Abbotsford home since 1994. “Municipal government has been a goal for many years, and the time was right for me to step up,” speaking on entering the race.

Norton’s optimism for the city is unwavering: “Abbotsford has unlimited potential for new families as the ‘Heart of the Fraser Valley’. Like many other major metropolitan centres, Abbotsford faces challenges with vulnerable citizens experiencing homelessness, street crime, and gang activity that test the mettle of its emergency services and I want to offer my decades of experience to help tackle those issues.”

Through his decorated career, Norton’s leadership and strategic guidance on employee services including performance management, policy, discipline, and managing collective agreements will serve him well on Council. “The stewardship of a nearly $35 million dollar budget that supports people, operations across the province was an ever changing, monumental task – people always come first,” Norton stated.

By optimizing assets the City of Abbotsford already employs and collaborating with the right resources, Norton encourages focusing on managing and optimizing green space, recreation and healthy pursuits while supporting the arts, housing development and small business – these key areas will elevate the City’s profile to attract much-needed tourism.

E-mail: tomnorton.hyperfit@telus.net

Norton’s Facebook page is here.

Norton’s Linked In profile is here.

The By-election will take place on Saturday, September 25, just five days after the Federal Election. Advance voting is September 15 and 18.

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