Steve Fairburn of Elkford is a high school teacher, father of two and long-time worker in union politics seeking to be re-elected for District of Elkford councillor.
Fairburn decided to give the election another go because of the people that he works with in office.
“The reason I decided to run again is, the group of people who have been there, we work really well together,” he explained. “We disagree, we agree and we disagree. We don’t hold grudges, we’re respectful and we listen … It’s a very respectful, intelligent group and I have been very proud to have been a part of it and I want to keep being a part of it.”
If he is successful in re-election, Fairburn is looking forward to creating more lower-cost housing in Elkford as well as more retail business and a proper downtown.
“The town was designed without a downtown core so to create a downtown core is really tough, but it’s been a passion of mine for a very long time and it continues to be,” said Fairburn.
Fairburn is also looking forward to the repair and replacement of infrastructure and roads in Elkford, and is most importantly looking to get money and funds saved in the bank so that the district is in a good position to pay for all of the repairs.
“Bottom line,” said Fairburn, “I’m really proud of my town, it’s a wonderful place to live and to raise children. To have a role in shaping it and making sure it doesn’t go off track from what it is and what brought people here, I’ve enjoyed that part of it.”