Dear Editor:

A key responsibility of any political leader is to listen to the concerns of all constituents followed by working hard to find a common ground upon which everyone can take steps forward. My experience with Gerry Taft is that he is a good listener, that he respects opinions that differ from his own, and that he is able to focus on the big picture.

Regarding values, I know that Gerry is committed to supporting his family, to maintaining Invermere as the heart of the region, and to advocating the valley as a great place to work and play. Canada had a Prime Minister that was the little guy from Shawinigan. Gerry started selling hot dogs in front of a hardware store: lets see how far he can go

Jamie Fisher