Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mark Brennan running for View Royal Council

I can not find any social media links for him so I thought I would post his press release here:

News Release, July 25, 2014
Mark Brennan has announced his intention to run for View Royal Town Council in the 2014 Municipal Elections this Fall.
Mark's background is in law and business administration. He has enjoyed a 25-year career in municipal administration and has held the position of Chief Administrative Officer in several BC communities. Given his experience he has a keen understanding and appreciation of the challenges facing View Royal today. He intends to critically assess the needs of our residents and to work cooperatively with other Council members to forge creative ways to address them.
Sewage treatment and amalgamation are two regional topics that seem to be high on most capital region residents' minds, and Mark will seek out the View Royal consensus on these critical issues. However, his focus is more on residents' local concerns, i.e. those issues that most directly affect us in View Royal and to which Council can best apply their efforts. Mark believes in good stewardship of the municipality's assets and income streams, including the casino revenue which is a valuable legacy for our residents.
Mark and his wife Dora have had the great fortune to live in View Royal for many years now. They have raised three children here, two of whom attend the University of Victoria. Mark is currently enrolled at UVic as well, pursuing his Master's Degree in Public Administration. When he finds the time he also writes fiction and non-fiction, including articles on Canadian music.
Mark would love to hear from you! If you are a resident of View Royal please contact him at

by  Staff Writer - Goldstream News Gazette
posted Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM
View Royal has its first declaration from a political hopeful.
Former Oak Bay chief administrative officer Mark Brennan announced Friday his intention to run for View Royal town council in this fall’s municipal election. He is the first to officially declare he will run for one of the four council seats.
Brennan has lived in View Royal with his wife, Dora, and three children for 11 years and is currently enrolled at the University of Victoria, pursuing a masters degree in public administration.
His background is in law and business administration, and his 25-year career in municipal administration has taken him around the Island and Lower Mainland, with stops in Comox, Fraser-Cheam, Harrison Hot Springs, Port Hardy and View Royal.
None of the incumbent councillors have yet to publicly declare they will run. They include Ron Mattson, who has spent six terms on council starting in 1990; Heidi Rast, who has served since 2008; John Rogers, who has served since 1996 and David Screech, first elected to council in 2002.
Municipal elections take place across B.C. on Nov. 15.
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