Dave Quest for Mayor

of Strathcona County

A few things that I will advocate for when I am Mayor include:

  • CLEAN ENERGY - I will encourage council to introduce a clean energy Improvement Program similar to the City of Leduc. This will allow residents to make energy-efficient home improvements without having to pay for it immediately.
  • TRAFFIC CALMING -Lower the residential speed limit to 40 KM/hr and stop installing expensive speed bumps everywhere.
  • FREE TRANSIt - Buses are empty much of the time and we already greatly subsidize transit so why not provide free passes for seniors and youth to ride the bus in town.
  • INTERNET - Treat internet access as a basic utility and a priority for every resident. I want to bring top-quality internet service to every house, business, acreage, and farm in the County.

I am very concerned that our community has not yet seen the full effects of the COVID pandemic. The social issues will continue to come to light in the upcoming year or two. That includes mental health issues, family violence, and job loss. As a community, we need to prepare to be there for each other. We need to provide increased help for residents.

  • MENTAL HEALTH - 24/7 mental health supports so residents do not have to go into Edmonton when they or a family member are in crisis.
  • RESIDENTIAL TAX RELIEF - Property tax rebate for those on COVID Federal assistance for at least six months in the past year.
  • COMMERCIAL TAX RELIEF - Work with landlords and commercial property owners to offer a deferral to small business owners accessing COVID assistance. 
  • UTILITY RELIEF - Franchise fees deferred on utility rates for those on emergency COVID assistance.
  • REGULATORY - Work with small businesses to identify bottleneck areas and solutions.
  • AMBASSADOR - Create a small business ambassador who can walk businesses through red tape and processes.

 

 

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Dave Quest, is a 40-year resident of Strathcona County was raised in the Ardrossan area and has lived most of his adult life in Sherwood Park.

As a business owner, Dave has owned and operated several businesses ranging from General Motors dealerships to food franchises and he is also a licensed commercial realtor.

An active community volunteer, Dave was the director or chair of many non-profit boards and committees including the BBB board, Northlands board, and Strathcona County Economic Development Advisory Committee as well as coaching minor soccer for several years.

After being politically active for many years as a volunteer, Dave was elected to the Provincial Legislature in 2008 and again in 2012. During his years as an MLA, he chaired numerous committees including Families and Communities, Finance, and the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. He also served for a period in the Provincial Cabinet as the Associate Minister for Seniors.

Dave’s wife, Fiona Beland-Quest, operates an independent consulting firm and is a former Strathcona County Councillor. Their son Jack is currently living in Montreal. Dave and Fiona have two cats and a Newfoundland dog.

 

 

News

Dave's Videos

Looking for one of Dave's videos? 

Sign Strategy - the Saga Continues

The second part of our sign strategy is unfolding and we are very pleased with the feedback we are receiving. Dave and his team have always hated the visual litter in our community during elections. To be honest, most people who are campaigning don't like it. But of course, no one wants to be the first one to break the cycle of "What we've always done."

Dave's Sign Strategy - Part One

Everyone hates the litter and waste that comes with election signs. Right from the beginning, Dave and his team were determined to have as little as possible. This explains one part of the sign strategy.    

Advance Polls Start Oct. 4

Advance polls for the 2021 Municipal Elections begin on Oct. 4, 2021. 

COVID Concerns

I have received a lot of communication from residents asking me about my position of everything from the mask mandate to a vaccine passport. This is a topic that is a no-win. Everyone has different thoughts and opinions on COVID and what should - or shouldn't - be done in the interest of public health.  As we enter into the official election season, we are anticipating what the province will do as people and businesses continue in a place of uncertainty and anxiety. I created a video that I hope adequately explains my position on this important topic. If you have any questions after watching this video, please don't hesitate to reach out by sending an email to [email protected]    

Campaign Launch - You're Invited!

Come see our new digs! It has been a busy couple of weeks for the campaign as we took possession of our office space and worked to get it all set up. We borrowed tables from helpful friends, laid down alphabet foam mats in the kids’ area, and taped the maps on the wall. The door knockers are hard at work, the coffee pot is plugged in and we welcome everyone to come by and say hi. #510, 201 Festival WaySherwood Park, AB September 9, 20214 – 6 pm

Where is the Help Now?

   On April 27, 2021 at the Strathona County Council meeting, a report was presented from the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. This Task Force formed a year ago. The main recovery task force was comprised of three smaller task forces: Economic Recovery – Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force Recovery Governance Task Force Social and Mental Health Issues

Dave Defines Good Leadership

      Dave sits down and has a chat about what he thinks makes a good leader. 

Why I'm Running

Leadership The community needs strong, experienced leadership as we head into uncertain times. Economy There must be stability within the County so that the business world and prospective industries can count on the existing rules. These rules cannot continue to be changed based on individual cases or pet projects. We must have a concrete plan going forward to deal with our recovery. Vision Saying we want to continue being great isn’t a vision, it is the status quo. What does that vision entail? What are we striving towards that we can measure and count on? Value While reducing taxes is never a bad thing, it’s time we started asking whether we are getting value for the money we do spend.

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Dave Quest for Mayor