Candidate Profile: Darryl Smith For Ward Four

Name: Darryl Smith

Ward You’re Running In: 4

Current Occupation: Retired Sales Manager

Voter Information: 537-6136, [email protected]

I have lived in Ward 4 for the past 19 years
Married and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren
I have a strong Sales and Management background
which includes balancing budgets and cost cutting measures
Member of Regina WaWa Shriners from 1999 to 2010 and was President of the club in 2004

QUESTION AND ANSWER

1. Briefly, why are you running for council/mayor?
I have lived in Regina for almost my whole life and can make a positive contribution to the City

2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?
Road repair. We must find the most cost effective way of keeping are roads in good repair

3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?
A small City with large City ammenities

4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?
A joint use High school in SE Regina

5. Name something the last council got right.
I Love Regina

6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.
Patching the water and sewage treatment plant

7. What are you reading these days?
Regina Civic Election articles

8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?
No

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FUN QUESTIONS!

1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?
Crave on Vic

2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?
Kenny Shields from Streetheart

3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?
Tom Cruise

4. How would your character die?
Quickly

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PICK A SIDE

Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Vampires or Werewolves? Werewolves

Boxing or Roller Derby? Boxing

Steak or Sushi? Steak

Hill Towers or Legislative Building? Hill Towers

Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue? Quance Street

Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo? Wascana Park Gazebo

Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel? Richardson Ground Squirrel

Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus? Stegosaurus

Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage? SaskAdvantage

Bike or Sports Car? Sports Car

Le Macaron or Five Guys? Five Guys

The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Beatles

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BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)
What is your favorite Ice Cream
Chocolate

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