SUMMERSIDE – Another candidate has entered the ring for a seat on Summerside City Council, this time in Ward 4: Clifton – Market.
Over the weekend Murray Morison announced his plans to run for council in the upcoming November election.
Ward 4 is currently represented by councillor Brent Gallant. Last month Gallant announced he would run for mayor in the fall election, leaving Ward 4 up for grabs.
Morison is the second to announce his candidacy in this ward. Cory Snow announced his intent to run for the seat last week.
Morison lives at home with this wife Syril and their 7-year-old son Jyril Niño.
“We are an active family at St. Paul’s Parrish and I have become an active member of the Knights of Columbus,” said Morison.
Morison is the 29-year-old son of Steven Morison and Debbie Rioux.
“My wife and I both work in this great community… and in my youth I was extremely active in volunteering at many events within Summerside and enjoyed helping others when I could.”
He says he has an interest in seeing the city prosper.
“We live in Ward 4 and when my son grows up I want him to be able to stay and live and work in Summerside as well. Like most, I would like to see the community continue to grow in a positive way.”
Morison says he will bring his work ethic, determination and a fresh set of eyes to council if elected.
“I’m here for the people and I’m here to get the job done. A couple of key things I want to work on include bus shelters for our city’s transit users and increased access to affordable housing.”
He says he plans to donate a portion of the councillor’s salary to community organizations.
“Most importantly, I’m here for the people, to listen and bring forth their concerns and issues. I’m a strong believer in community as I’ve spent many days at Generation XX… I look forward to meeting and talking more with the fine people of Ward 4 in the coming months.”