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Re-elect Bev Esslinger for City Councillor in Ward 2

 

I know that together we can see Edmonton grow and flourish. It has been an honour to serve as your your voice on City Council, and I hope I can count on your support on October 16th!

Thank you for taking the time to inform yourself about the issues and candidates in this election. I look forward to connecting with you in the days ahead!

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NOTE: bevesslinger.ca is the temporary home of Bev's re-election campaign page. If you're looking for Bev's current City Councillor website, please visit bevesslingerward2.ca
 
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    Our Children in Playgrounds

    Recently I was at the playground near my house with my grandchildren and they were enjoying the play structures.  While watching my grandchildren I saw a mom running and then heard her calling after her child (2-3 years old) as he ran towards the road.  As a looked up I saw a car driving toward the playground.  I imagined the worst!  Fortunately, the car saw the same scene unfolding and stopped before they got to the playground and mom caught up with her son as he reached the road.  Whew! It really reinforced how vulnerable children were when playing in open spaces or playgrounds.

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    What It's Like to Be the Only Woman on Council

    I’ve been asked this question more times than any other in my first term on City Council.  I often respond that I have nothing to compare it too as this is my first term.   I have been treated with respect and support from my colleagues over the past four years.   In fact, they have also supported many of the ideas and motions I’ve made to advance women in our city including the support of the Women’s Advisory Committee, creating of the Gender Based Violence Prevention initiative, a child care policy for the city and including gender based analysis plus in council training and implementation throughout city.   They have also supported the Opening the Potential program and many of them mentored women interested in politics as well as attending sessions to meet with women looking at being involved in politics.  Recently Council supported the draft parental leave principles for future policy for elected officials in Edmonton.

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