Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks.

Meet your candidates – David Wilks

Current Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks hopes to continue serving his constituents.

After serving the Kootenay-Columbia riding for the past four years, Conservative candidate and current MP David Wilks hopes to continue serving his constituents.

“I don’t think my strategy has changed in the four and a half years that I’ve been a Member of Parliament,” Wilks said of his platform, noting that this includes continuously travelling the riding and meeting with his constituents to discuss current issues both in the riding and in Ottawa parliament.

“We’re going to run our campaign the same way we did in 2011. We’ll focus in on what we did right in 2011 and we’ll come out with our platform when our team is closer to the rip,” he added.

In March 2015 Wilks noted that improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway are essential, and an important project he has been working towards.

“It continues to be the main focus,” he stressed. “I’ve been able to get a significant amount of money for the highway in the last four years and I will continue to move forward [with that project].”

Wilks experience includes his recent years as MP in addition to 20 years working in the public service sector, including working with the RCMP and holding the position of mayor for the District of Sparwood.

The MP has recently travelled throughout the riding and plans to visit such communities as Creston, Nelson, Kaslo, Golden, Kimberley and Yahk in upcoming weeks to speak with his constituents.

“My staff and I are doing a tremendous job at resolving issues from constituents around the riding,” Wilks said, adding. “I’ve met with constituents here [in the Elk Valley] with a variety of issues.”

The candidate has also said he has been working closely with Regional District of the East Kootenay Area A Director Mike Sosnowski to address issues within the region.