These lovely people endorse me, how about you?

When I think of the type of person I want on Victoria City Council, I think of Marianne Alto. I want a person there who has experience, a work ethic and good common sense working on my behalf. She has shown time and time again her abilities to work with all citizens of Victoria and the CRD. As well, she continues to work diligently and successfully with provincial and federal representatives. We are a City that is constantly growing and we need Marianne’s experience to make sure we continue this growth in a prudent and sustainable manner. Victoria, remember Marianne Alto when you cast your vote on October 20.                                                                                  Alice Ross, Rock Bay

Marianne brings a wonderful blend of intelligence, compassion, practical wisdom and know-how to City Council. Her balanced consideration of the issues, combined with her unique ability to bring people together and ensure that all points of view are heard in a respectful manner, generates action and results. She is deeply committed to fairness, justice and health for all.

        Dr. Bernadette (Bernie) Pauly, James Bay

Registered Nurse & Researcher

Marianne is the type of city councillor Victoria needs. She’s not afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom and she doesn’t get caught up in ideology. She listens to people and is able to consider complex problems from various perspectives before making up her mind. Her clear thinking has served Victoria well on the range of very challenging issues facing the City. I’ve watched her work effectively with everyone from business organizations to neighbourhood groups. If you want thoughtful, principled representation at City Council, support Marianne. 

        Elizabeth Cull, Burnside Gorge

Consultant, Former Small Business Owner, Former Provincial Cabinet Minister

I endorse Marianne Alto for city councillor in the October municipal election. I’ve lived in Victoria for about 11 years now. I love it here and this city has been very good to me. As a councillor, Marianne has engaged with many groups in the community, from First Nations folks to those in the arts.  Much of her work is behind the scenes where she nurtures careful conversations and the dreams of new possibilities. She is always cheerful and pragmatic – a balance few achieve. A few can do it with the homeless and unsheltered on our streets and some can do it with business people. She does it with both and all the rest of us. It makes it possible to be take her seriously and to trust that she is listening and thinking ahead. We are lucky to have her working for our good.

          Evelyn Battell, Fairfield

For 14 years I’ve been witness to Marianne Alto’s honesty and dedication to our community. She has a fine legal mind, history of human rights work, and long experience crafting policy and legislation. She follows through on her promises and gets stuff done. I’ve watched Marianne handle difficult public consultations and chair impossible meetings with warmth and a steady hand. People feel heard and grounded in her presence. Marianne does her homework. She thinks hard and in detail about tough issues. Her kindness, humour and obvious enjoyment of the challenges of governing are the icing on the cake. I sincerely hope Victoria will support her campaign and be lucky enough to have her on Council for another term.

          Jessica Van der Veen

Actor, Writer, Director, Acting Coach,

Our first connection with Marianne was over 20 years ago through Victoria’s Russian Twin City – Khabarovsk.  She has a great understanding of various cultures and was able to make a big difference in the City’s relationship with the twin city.  This continues today through her work in Reconciliation with our First Nation’s neighbours. Through her guidance, we have watched her two sons grow up to be great assets to her and fine citizens.  She always encouraged them to expand their horizons in many varied ways. In her years as Councillor for the City, she has always shown a wonderful ability to calmly assess the many varied aspects presented to the Council and come up with a thoughtful and measured response.  Victoria has many current and future challenges and the City is fortunate to have someone of Marianne’s background at the Council table.                              Maureen and Robin Applewhaite, Cook St. Village residents

I am happy to add my name to those who support Marianne.  Marianne is dedicated to a community in a way which epitomizes all of my values – compassionate, responsible, both financially and intrinsically, and totally involved.  She is someone upon whom you can count to do the things that matter to Victoria’s citizens.  Marianne cares and acts upon that caring in thoughtful and responsible ways at the council table.  Thank you, Marianne, for once again being willing to serve our community.                                                                                          Mavis DeGirolamo, James Bay

I would like to provide an endorsement for Marianne Alto and her campaign for re-election to Victoria City Council. I have had the pleasure of knowing Marianne for several years and have sat at many of the same community tables with Marianne. She is deeply involved in local committees, action teams and community engagement opportunities. Marianne has a track record that shows she is committed to the residents of Victoria and an advocate for our community. Victoria is a wonderful place to live, work and play and strong leaders, like Marianne, are key to keeping it that way.                                                                                                                              Sharlene Law, Executive Director, Umbrella Society 

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