Roads most pressing issue for Childs

Frank Gale
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Wally Childs

“Roads, roads, roads.”

That’s what Wally Childs, candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party in the Aug. 26 byelection in the district of St. George’s-Stephenville East, has been hearing.

He said the provincial government has already made significant contributions in bridges in the district, but clearly now from visiting people along the campaign trail the priority has to be on roads.

Childs said while it’s an issue that came up in every part of the district, he’s been hearing road concerns a lot more in rural areas of Bay St. George South and Codroy Valley.

If elected, Childs said carrying those concerns to government will be his “priority.”

He said if people want someone they can connect with and someone they know will support them, then he’s the person they should elect.

He said as a teacher, an administrator and a coach in several sports, he’s been part of many communities in the district during the past 21 years and has made connections daily.

Childs said if he is successful in his bid, he would fulfill his lone campaign promise.

“My only promise is that if I’m contacted by a constituent, I’ll return that call.” Childs said.



Wally Childs

Party: Progressive Conservative

Age: 46

Occupation: administrator (principal) Our Lady of Mercy School in St. George’s

Hometown:  Kippens

Volunteer work: Director with the Caribou Curling Club

Organizations: Progressive Conservative Party, Mercy School, Caribou Curling Club

Geographic location: Stephenville East

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