I’ve lived here for 20 years, raised three kids, and built a caring business as a veterinarian, providing employment and contributing commercial taxes. I support the local SPCA, Katie’s Place, and the Ridge Meadows South Asian Cultural Society. I’ve built my reputation being honest and accessible, exactly what I would do if elected. I will work honestly and reliably in the best interests of the people of Maple Ridge. For decades, the population has increased, taxes go up, but infrastructure hasn’t kept pace. We are too dependent on making residents pay taxes when what we need is a more robust commercial tax base. We need effective traffic corridors, local business development east of 240th, enhanced bus service, less red tape and more business incentives, and another indoor pool for kids. I will work with you to improve what is great about Maple Ridge, for our families, neighbours and businesses.