Quinn Haider seeks return to Council seat

Quinn Haider has become the final current member of Yorkton Council to declare his intentions regarding the upcoming municipal election in November.

At a small gathering in the shadow of the Yorkton Water Tower Haider announced Thursday evening he will be seeking a second term.

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Haider said it was almost four-years to the day he made his initial announcement to seek a seat on Council, adding “I have had the honour of serving you and all Yorkton families on Council,” this past term.

Haider said serving families is “the most rewarding aspect” of Council. He said in the last four years seeing improvements to parks, expansion of walking paths are the sort of things he is proudest of, especially when he sees families being active and using the amenities.

Looking ahead, Haider said if re-elected he will remain “obligated to families of Yorkton.”

Haider also took time to offer a few thank-yous, including to Mayor Bob Maloney who announced earlier he will not seek another term.

“Thank-you for your leadership,” he said, recognizing Maloney among those gathered.

Haider also tipped his hat to the others who have been on Council the past four years.

“It’s been a pleasure working with you,” he said, adding he sees each of them as a teammate.

As for his run for election Haider said he will take a simple approach.

“I try to be honest, optimistic and positive,” he said.

Haider said he will also try to stay focused on supporting local business because it is local business “that makes important things happen.”

Haider is the fourth to declare for Council, along with sitting Councillors Ken Chyz, Randy Goulden and Darcy Zaraharia.

Voters head to the polls Nov. 9.

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