HASKETT Mb – After several unsuccessful attempts area farmer Albert Friesen was elected as Councillor for the south ward in the Rural Municipality of Stantly.
Friesen had stood for election four times previously without success.
In a recent interview with Spottschreft, Friesen indicated that in his past attempts he had tried to convince voters he was the right choice by outlining his accomplishments and stressing his leadership abilities. According to Friesen, none of that seemed to matter to voters.
When asked what he had done differently during the most recent election campaign Friesen indicated that he had tried to pattern his campaign on the approach taken by Donald Trump, the US President elect. When pressed for specifics Friesen stated: “I came up with a really catchy slogan and apart from the slogan I just talked about generalities”.
The slogan that propelled Friesen info office was, “No good reason to not vote for Friesen”.
Friesen who garnered 27 votes outdistanced his opponent, Wilf Penner, by 11 votes.
Penner was not available for comment but his agent Gord Warkentin expressed some concerns: “Our exit polls indicated that there were an awful lot of Friesens voting in this election.”