Starr Winchester announced today that she will be seeking re-election to Courtenay City Council on November 15th. Starr has served 21 years on Courtenay Council, including 6 years as Mayor. She was born and raised in Courtenay and has an extensive business background, having retired after 34 years in the banking industry.

Starr has always been supportive of Senior and Youth facilities. “Seniors are a vital part of our Community, they contribute significantly to our economy, and we must continue to provide them with the amenities they deserve. Also, supporting youth activities has always been and will continue to be a priority to me”.

Starr feels strongly that holding the line on taxes is crucial during these challenging times. “Without major industry, we have a limited funding base in Courtenay, therefore we must not lose sight of our mandate as a Council, which is to focus on our core responsibilities to our citizens. Taxes directly affect our standard of living, in particular our citizens on fixed incomes and pensions.”

Starr is endorsed by former Mayor Ron Webber, a highly respected citizen of Courtenay, who is also a Freeman of our City and the former Honorary Colonel at 407 Squadron Comox.

Starr says she is grateful and proud to live in such a beautiful community. “The City of Courtenay has been very good to me and my family. I love my position as Councillor, and vow to continue to contribute an open minded, energetic and positive presence to Courtenay Council. ”