I created this blog for some very simple reasons. I was tired of hunting around the many media outlets, websites, Twitter accounts, and Facebook pages to get the views and platforms that each candidate was running with. I wanted to go to one place and get all my information. I was not the only one that was seeking this type of place as the more I looked into it the more people seemed to come forward-looking for the same thing.
As I looked for my information I also found that the candidates with no funding or very little funding didn’t get heard or mention in the major media outlets like the candidates with big funding did. I didn’t know what half of the candidates stood for, what they hoped to achieve, and why I should vote for them.
In 2011 I started pgelxn.com as a site for the citizens of Prince George looking for a comprehensive place to get all their municipal election information. In 2011 I asked each candidate to write a 500 word response to “Why should we vote for you“. The response was positive with 80% of the candidates submitting their platforms and reasons why Prince George should vote for them. Before election day over 500 people came here to read up on who they should vote for and on election day 3000 citizens came to read up.
In 2014 pgelxn.com again helped the citizens of Prince George. This time I didn’t ask for 500 words, but asked them 3 questions that the citizens of Prince George want answers for. We got response from 90% of the candidates and over 30000 views from 4377 people.
Here we are in 2018 and ready for the next municipal election. I will be going back to the 500 word response format. The feed back from the last election was that the questions where not representative of the whole community ans I was the one that came up with the questions and it didn’t help people completely understand what the candidate was hope to accomplish will in office.
Everyone is entitled to their thoughts and opinions when it come to politics, but the slagging of candidates will be left off this blog. There is no room for personal attacks on people here and comments that do so will be deleted. If you have anything you would like to add to the site please feel free to fill out the comment form below and I will try to respond to you in a timely manner.