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Ben Geselbracht

Independent for Nanaimo Council (incumbent)
More Affordable Housing, Reduce Homelessness and Social Disorder, Climate Action and Environmental Protection, A Strong Local Economy that Meets Community Needs

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 I am a small business owner and first-term Nanaimo city councillor seeking re-election. I have a background in conservation biology and social work and worked as a registered clinical counsellor in the prison system. I owned and operated a tree service business for almost a decade and recently converted it to a worker-owned cooperative. During my time on council, I was elected by my peers to serve as a director-at-large on the Union of BC Municipalities. In that role, I lobbied the province on behalf of all BC local governments for greater action on affordable housing, homelessness, and climate change.

Reason for running

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I'm running for re-election because I want to continue working for a safe and thriving Nanaimo that is environmentally sustainable and full of opportunity for everyone. Last term council laid a strong foundation; this term is an opportunity for bolder action to reach our goals.