"Make Kamloops Great Again:" Rocheleau enters Mayoral race

By CFJC Today
June 7, 2017 - 5:45pm Updated: June 7, 2017 - 7:20pm

KAMLOOPS — A former council candidate is throwing his hat in the mayor's race in the upcoming City of Kamloops by-election.

Reo Rocheleau ran for council in 2014, finishing 28th out of 28 candidates.

He joins Councillor Ken Christian, who is resigning this month to run for the mayor's spot, and TRU professor Cindy Ross Friedman.

Rocheleau says he wants to get city spending under control.

"They have no idea. We have got to straighten these people out, and let them understand what money is," said Rocheleau. "I feel that we can reduce property taxes by 1 per cent instead of up 3 per cent every year, next year, if we do this right."

"A penny saved is a penny earned. They have to starting learning how to economize."

"These people don't know what they're doing, and they are not thinking."

While three people have expressed interest in the mayor's chair, only one candidate has come forward for the two council spots available — that is former BC Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger.

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