Committed: OBA candidate Jeanne Atherden. *Photo by Sarah Lagan
Committed: OBA candidate Jeanne Atherden. *Photo by Sarah Lagan

FRIDAY, DEC. 14: Jeanne Atherden believes her experience in education and politics in general puts her in good stead to win.

“I have been involved in the shadows for education and on the joint select and we can talk about commitment to daycare. What resonates for me is being able to know that we can have the arts and sport and remedial education in school.

“The constituents need to believe that based on my previous track record, I have a commitment to doing things and working with people, getting consensus and thinking outside of the box.”

If she wins, Ms Atherden will enlist two “chief of staff” to help her represent her constituents. “This is not about just coming out for the election — this is a commitment to constituency and that means that once you get elected your jobs starts the day after the election. I have been thinking about it for a long time. What would I do on December 18? All these things I have been documenting, crime, street lights, we have to talk about what can be acted upon.”