Krause seeks seventh term on city council

Murry Krause is seeking his seventh term on city council.
Murry Krause is seeking his seventh term on city council.

There will be a very familiar name on the ballot for city councillor this fall.

Murry Krause has announced this morning he will be seeking a seventh term.

“It has been a great honour to have served the citizens of Prince George for six terms on city council, and I want to officially announce that I will be seeking a seventh term in the upcoming local government elections,” he said in a statement issued Tuesday morning. “I believe I have worked diligently on behalf of all of our citizens, through my active participation at council meetings, and with the leadership role I have played on a number of city committees.”

Krause chaired the city’s 100th anniversary committee, the homelessness and affordable housing committee, sat on the finance and audit committee, represented the city on the physician recruitment committee, chaired the regional district hospital board and, is currently past-president of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.

“Multiple perspectives, opinions and balance is important for all local governments,” he said. “Councils need to work in a spirit of collegiality, respect and honesty with their colleagues and the entire staff team to accomplish council’s goals. I truly believe every citizen matters and should have an equal opportunity to be a participant in a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive community.  A community where everyone has a chance to thrive. I am particularly excited by what has been accomplished in this past term.  I look forward to what the next four years bring, and the role I could play in our community’s future.”

Prince George residents go to the polls October 20.