"As former Belgravia residents, we have, and continue to support Michael in his work building strong schools and strong communities. He is energetic, thoughtful, and takes the time to listen and engage with neighbours. He will represent your family well, just as he represented ours"
Michael has the values needed to help Edmonton become an increasingly equitable and inclusive community, and he has the insight, creativity, and experience necessary for turning those values into actions. I look forward to the contributions he will make toward eliminating poverty, supporting families and children, building strong public services, and promoting a vibrant economy.
"Michael has stood up for accessible, affordable, high-quality childcare to help all children succeed, enable women to participate in the workforce, and help grow our local economy. He will be a strong voice for innovation and an equitable and inclusive city."
Mark Anielski, Author, Economic Consultant, former Adjunct Professor (University of Alberta), and Strathcona resident
"Since Michael (and my friend Dominic Mishio, former deputy mayor of Leduc) first came to me for advice on the economics of happiness in 2008, over a delicious cinnamon bun at the Sugar Bowl cafe, we have been exploring how to implement a well-being-based approach to civic governance. Michael has one of those special politicians who epitomizes wise, fair and balanced decision making. He listens, engages, and is a voice of positivity and hope when we need it the most. He understands that the collective well-being for all must be front and centre of our social and economic recovery, and he's not afraid to raise important conversations to get there."
"I've worked with Michael since 2010 as my school trustee and am excited about the energy and courage that he will bring to City Hall. He's demonstrated that he is a proven leader and not afraid to speak out on important issues affecting our communities."
"As a long-time resident of Windsor Park, I trust Michael to make responsible decisions that protect the public interest and the needs of our families at City Hall. Michael has impressed me with his courage to ask the tough questions. In these challenging times, I am excited to see Michael as our next city councillor."