By Kuhl, Nick on October 6, 2017.
The City of Lethbridge needs a full-time commitment to council, says Kevin Layton.
So, for the fourth consecutive time, he will be seeking a seat on city council come Oct. 16. Layton said he wants to devote his full time and energy to being a city councillor, as it is what the taxpayers deserve.
“If the City is giving their tax dollars to the council for salary, then the City deserves to have council men, council women, that are going to give top priority and all the time that they possibly can to get the work done that needs to get done,” Layton said.
Layton was born in Calgary, the youngest of seven children. He moved to the Lethbridge area in 1982 and attended college in 1986, taking political science and communication arts. He married his wife Sandy in 1991.
Layton is involved with the Kidney Foundation, the Lung Association People First Society of Alberta and the Southern Alberta Individualized Planning Association (SRSAN).
He uses a walker and has a Seizure Response Service Dog due to his scoliosis and seizures.
He says he originally ran for city council in 2007 because after several years of letters and petitions, he found the best way to help was to run for elected office.
He wants to represent residents who don’t have a voice within city hall.
One issue he believes needs addressing are Lethbridge Transit distances and times, in order to provide a better balance.
“Something needs to be changed as far as busing,” Layton said.
“Either different routes need to be added, or buses need to be added that are a quicker shuttle. Sometimes people that feel like they are walked on and forgotten about need to say ‘enough is enough and it’s time for a change.’ They have a voice – and their voice is Kevin Mark Layton.”
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