Monday, May 25, 2009

Herb Pond looks to his next move.

Having had some time to reflect on the outcome of the recent provincial election, former Mayor Herb Pond, the unsuccessful Liberal candidate in the May 12 election offered up his thoughts to the Queen Charlotte Islands Observer.

He outlined his impression of the campaign, paid tribute to the democratic process and gave some thought as to what his future may be.

With campaigning out of the way, it would appear that it's time for him to catch up on some household chores and examine some opportunities. So perhaps we can all compare notes on the campaign while wandering the aisles of Rona or Home Hardware.

The plan for the former Mayor for now is to stay on the North coast and seek out "some ways to serve our communities."

The full article was posted to the Observer website on Friday.

Pond disappointed, but moving on
Queen Charlotte Islands Observer
May 22, 2009

Defeated Liberal candidate Herb Pond says he's disappointed with the results of the May 12 election, but says the people have spoken and he is a big believer in the democratic system.

"We ran a good campaign and got our message out there," Mr. Pond told the Observer in a telephone interview from Prince Rupert, "we just did not break through, in my view, with that large group of people who are still living in poverty."Mr. Pond was defeated by a wide margin-almost 2,000 votes-by NDP candidate Gary Coons.

He is not sure what's next for him, but plans to do some work on his house and look around at new opportunities."I plan to stay on the North Coast and still find ways to serve our communities," Mr. Pond said.

Mr. Coons received 4,940 votes of the 8,579 cast, while Mr. Pond polled just 2,981.

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