Ross Tapping is running for director of Area E in the Thompson Nicola Regional District. Tapping was born in Vancouver but started working as a ranch hand in the TNRD as a teenager. As an adult, he attended the University of British Columbia and owned and operated a large security company in Vancouver in addition to a ranch on the Bonaparte River. He is now semi- retired.
Question: When did you initially get involved with politics and how long have you been involved?
Answer: Never involved in the past.
What made you want to run for your directorial area? Is it your first time?
This is [the] first time and life experiences, work history in Area E, my age and time, make it seem right timing for me to offer to give back service.
What are some of the more important issues in the TNRD Area E?
Issues are sometimes changing, and some always there. Wildfire management and help, water, logging and range management, and of course, taxes [are] always on [the] minds of people as we have to keep budgets in line with affordability.
What do you wish to accomplish during your term if elected?
I promise nothing. I will just represent constituents with a straightforward attitude and deal with all issues.
Why should the people of your area vote for you?
People should vote for me knowing I have area experience, business history and knowledge, and will be a totally independent voice with no political party affiliation. My business experience and agricultural background make me feel like a good fit for [the] position in TNRD Area E.
How can supporters get in touch with you or find more out about your platform?
People can email: firstname.lastname@example.org