Keith Bishop Enters By-Election Race For Vacant Town Of Olds Council Seat

Keith Bishop is hoping to be the municipal by-election candidate who fills the one vacant seat around the Olds town council table following next week's vote.

Keith Bishop is one of seven municipal by-election candidates vying for the one open spot on Olds town council.

The 63 year old serves as the Vice President of Vanguard College working out of his home here in Olds.

Bishop ran for Olds council in the 2017 municipal election and came very close - he missed out by just 33 votes.

A couple of the platform highlights for Keith Bishop include working with business owners to address minimizing the odors coming off of the marijuana facilities in southeast Olds.

If elected, he would also insist that a business friendly customer service attitude be adopted by all town of Olds employees.

He is originally from Hamilton, Ontario but moved to Edmonton in 1975.

Keith and his wife Bettyann have lived in Olds for 8 years. They have raised 6 children and have 15 grandchildren - most of whom live in Central Alberta.

Bishop participated in the candidates forum hosted by the Olds & District Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 8th at the TransCanada Theatre and thinks it is great there are so many community members who are interested in joining town council. 

All seven candidates participated in the forum.

The municipal by-election for the one available seat at the Olds council table is coming up on Monday, January 20th from 8am until 8pm at the Olds Royal Canadian Legion.

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