Name: Phil Anderson
Party affiliation (if any): None
Education: Finished high school in Edmonton and graduated from NAIT (Northern Alberta institute of technology)
Occupation: Retired in 2013. Business owner (Ambassador Auto Repairs) for 30 years, sold business in 2014. Heavy Duty Mechanic by trade.
Previous political experience: School Board trustee for nine years in Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan. One year as board chair.
Residency (city/neighbourhood): Evergreen Village in Abbotsford.
Community involvement: Involved in my local church. Head up the ‘First Contact’ area.
Marital status/children: Married to Marjorie. Two grown sons, one is a school principal (Dease Lake) and the other is an entertainer.
Contact phone number: 778-222-7445
Social media: facebook.com/ElectPhilAnderson
Also a website at www.ElectPhilAnderson.ca
What do you feel are two key education-related issues Abbotsford voters should be considering when choosing trustee representatives in this civic election?
Class sizes too large for an individual teacher.
Children with special needs, like ADHD and other needs that may be disruptive in the class setting, need specialty classes geared to helping them get an education.
For your issues
Trustees need to be a link between the classroom and the community.
Education is a stepping stone to the work force or further education. We need to be preparing students for either choice.