By Becky Benoit, Fort McMurray Connect
The municipal election is still months away, but the competition for the coveted council and mayoral seats has already begun with the announcement of the first candidate in the municipal race, Tyran Ault.
October’s election will mark Ault’s second bid for a seat on council – he lost by a narrow margin to Colleen Tatum and Christine Burton in last June’s by-election. Ault says that the loss far from dampened his spirits – if anything, he says, the defeat made him realize just how much he wants to sit on council.
A Fort McMurray local has announced his intention to run for city council.
Tyran Ault has lived in town the last 23 years, and currently works in Community Relations at Suncor.
Ault says that focusing on the little things will be a big part of his campaign.
By Jordan Thompson, Fort McMurray Today
The first one out of the gate, Tyran Ault has officially announced he will be running for a seat on Wood Buffalo’s city council in the upcoming municipal election.
Originally from Regina, Sask., Ault, 32, was raised in Fort McMurray, where he has spent the past 23 years of his life, and says his long time residency in the Oil Sands City is something of a unique advantage.
Tyran Ault joined fellow council candidates Colleen Tatum and Keith McGrath on the YMM Podcast with Toddske. Listen on the YMM Podcast blog.
(Tyran is in the second hour of the podcast.)
By Tyran Ault in the Fort McMurray Today
This letter is in response to Bill Loutitt’s letter to the editor dated June 18, 2012.
I would like to thank Mr. Loutitt for opening up this question to all by-election candidates and for raising such an important issue.