Peter Holman has announced his intention to seek Summerside City Council seat in the upcoming municipal election.
Holman intends to run in Ward 4, Clifton – Market.
He served one previous term as a city councillor, representing Ward 3, Summerside – North, from 2010 to 2014, when he was unseated by Coun. Gordie Whitlock.
He and his wife Anne live in that ward, on Beaver Street, and he grew up there.
Holman said he was prompted to seek another term on council after being approached by a number of residents of the area to do so.
He also feels he still has a lot to contribute to the community as a councillor.
“I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer the residents of Ward 4 having spent 40-plus-years in the financial industry,” he said.
“I will lobby hard to ensure the best interests of the ward as well as the city are favourable for all residents.”
In addition to his previous council experience, Holman is also an avid volunteer in the community, especially in projects pertaining to seniors and of historical importance. Some of his affiliations include: serving as the past president of the Summerside and Area Historical Society, as co-chair of the city’s Age-Friendly city initiative, a board member of the East Prince Seniors Initiative and a committee member of the city’s Urban Core Development Plan.
Holman sees a number of important issues he would like to work on as a councillor, some of which include: seniors’ housing, the carbon tax, expanding the city’s energy file (especially solar energy), the cost of policing, securing a new fire hall and user fees for city amenities.
Ward 4 is currently held by Coun. Brent Gallant, who is vacating the seat to run for mayor.
P.E.I.’s next municipal election is scheduled for Nov. 5. Hopeful candidates have until 2 p.m. on Oct. 19 to submit their nomination papers to Elections P.E.I.