A retired veteran of the Calgary Fire Department, who has lived in Rimbey for six years, has announced his decision to throw his hat into the political ring and run for Rimbey town council.
Chuck Hendricks believes the time is right to make such a decision.
“It would be an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Rimbey,” he said. “This town is a hidden gem. It’s the friendliest town I’ve ever been in and, without a doubt, the best place any person could live.”
Hendricks is a member of the Rimbey Historical Society Board.
Being open and transparent, working with other municipalities and being a true representative of the people is important to Hendricks.
“I’m for the people. I have nothing to lose. I’m retired.”
If elected, Hendricks would like to address issues such as the councilors’ trip to Ottawa for the FCM, which he claims was an abuse of power and privilege.
He also sees the spray park and Legacy Lane as controversial issues.
Hendricks is married with five children and four grandchildren.
He is looking forward to taking a seat on council.
“My father taught me if you are moral, ethical and do the right thing, no man can fault you. And you can take that to the bank.”