Nanaimo: Growing economy important for Walter Anderson

NANAIMO – Bulletin lookx at candidates running for MLA in Nanaimo. General voting day is May 14.

Walt Anderson

Walt Anderson

Walter Anderson

B.C. Liberal Party

Website: www.walteranderson.ca

E-mail: walter.anderson@bcliberals.com

 

Job creation and positive growth in the economy are important for Walter Anderson.

“I want to inspire and empower the community,” he said. “I’m a small business owner and I’m a parent. Jobs and the economy are extremely important to me and I’d like to see people prosper.”

Anderson, who has lived in Nanaimo since 1979 and graduated from Nanaimo District Secondary School before taking his bachelor of computer science degree at Vancouver Island University, has more than 20 years experience in the computer and network industry.

He started his own business, ITC Computers, which designs, builds and manages small, medium and enterprise computer systems, in 1994.

His community involvement resumé includes president of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce in 2009, past president of the Nanaimo Oceanside Rotary Club, serving on the local United Way board in the early 2000s and on the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra board before that.

Through the chamber, Anderson also participated in Leadership B.C., a program that builds leadership qualities.

When the opportunity to run as the Liberal candidate for the riding arose, he felt that it was a good opportunity to step up and make a difference.

“I’m really concerned that the NDP will get into power and if they do, it’s going to be a repeat of the same failed policies in the ’90s,” said Anderson. “I want to encourage voters, people in the community of Nanaimo, to get out and make a choice and make a difference.”

Focusing on economic growth to create jobs is key for Anderson.

Another issue near and dear to his heart is getting a foot passenger service up and running in the city.

“That’s something this community would really benefit from,” he said.