Why I’m supporting Barry Hobbis for Victoria City Council

November 13, 2010 at 12:53 am 4 comments

Barry Hobbis is running for the vacant seat in the November 20, 2010 byelection. I’m voting for him and I hope you will too.

I’ve known Barry for a couple of years, since we were both candidates in the last civic election. We are on the DVBA’s Clean and Safe Committee, which finds ways of making our downtown a safer, more vibrant place to live and work.

Barry has the combination of life skills that make for a good city councillor. He’s run a successful business and has a strong background with policing and social causes. He has a good all round knowledge of the big issues facing our city. I know he’ll be able to hit the ground running. Council has a steep learning curve and with only one year before the regular election, Barry is the candidate I know will be able to make an impact at this most crucial time in Victoria’s history.

But don’t take my word for it. Check out his website, visit him at his office on Pandora, across from the Our Place shelter. If you like what you hear, please vote for Barry on Saturday, November 20. Check out the City’s website for more information on where and when to vote.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hugh Kruzel  |  November 13, 2010 at 8:56 am

    A comment on merits of what others could bring to table might be a more balanced approach to share with those who respect your insight. If Barry actually lived here I might consider him, but Rob, unless he promises to move here I see an abandonment of deep principles.

  • 2. robert randall  |  November 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    We are blessed this time around with an unusual number of eminently qualified candidates, Hugh, including yourself. Choosing just one is a formidable and serious task. Barry is the candidate with the committment and ability to beat Marianne Alto, whom I think lacks the experience and skills required for this job.

    • 3. Hugh Kruzel  |  November 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      Rob! Neither can actually vote for themselves, nor have a say in the referendum. If that doesn’t puzzle you… Believe I did ask for your guidance and advice, but find the current commentary rather acid. Some democracy, if it immediately excludes passion over a thin veneer of advertizing. No wonder voter turn-out declines as we grow soured on the fluff.

  • 4. Lisa Fife  |  November 19, 2010 at 10:18 am


    Barry runs a very successful long term business in Victoria. That speaks a lot to me as a voter.
    He’s the only one I truly have confidence in, and he’s non-partisan.


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