Tassidq Syed, owner of AA One Taxi and Limousine Service in Okotoks, is excited to be running for Town Councillor.
“I decided to participate in elections because I wanted to become a voice for the common people,” says Syed. “I am very passionate about Okotoks, and I really want to help the Town take some new steps. My feeling is that everyone here in Okotoks is one big family. I am proud to be Okotokian. The people are wonderful and friendly.”
The main points on his platform are to expedite business recovery strategies for the businesses affected by COVID, address the ongoing water issue, help bring in affordable housing, and address the needs of the senior population.
While it’s Syed’s first time running for office in Okotoks, he has a history in politics.
“I was working with one of the political parties called Peoples National Party in my home country and I have been very active to become a bridge between India and Pakistan to solve the Kashmir issue. I was working for humanity, for common people and their lives. Unfortunately, the Taliban and those kinds of groups don’t like us. I had no choice but to escape. I have always been passionate about the common people’s rights and freedoms. This is the beauty of Canada. The majority of people here believe in equality and freedom of speech.”
If elected, Syed plans to be accessible and work hard to ensure the needs of the townspeople are not only heard, but also met.
“I want to tell everyone in Okotoks that I'm not going to just make promises of what I will do; I will follow through to complete the tasks. Please vote for change and for a better future for the town. Support a person who will support your ideas.”