As the Federal Elections draw near it has become clear that Alberta Filipino Journal Editor Lito Velasco is running for nomination to represent Edmonton-Wetaskiwin under the Liberal Party banner. If Velasco wins the Liberal party nomination then he will be facing Veteran Politician Michael Stanley Lake of the PC party.
Edmonton-Wetaskiwin is the largest constituency in the country with an estimated 160,000 population. Lito, as people call him, has the full support of the various Filipino organizations he has helped throughout the years. Velasco is a natural when it comes to public service. It only takes one call and he is usually there to help or to listen to what people have to say. If you do not know him, your initial impression would be that he must be a very strict person, but once you get to know him, you will have fun exchanging ideas with Lito.
Velasco can make a room filled with people laugh and he does it naturally. Lito likes to read books and is a highly intellectual person. Apart from his daily work, he spends most of his time with his kids and serves the community through different organizations.
Early in life, Lito was a political strategist so politics is not new to him. Velasco says incumbent MP Mike Lake of the PC has done his share and it is now time to give other people a chance to show what they can do for the Edmonton-Wetaskiwin constituency and this is the reason why he is running to represent this constituency. He promises to work doubly hard to try to surpass whatever Hon. Mike Lake has done.
Lito wants us to keep an open mind so he can show us what true public service is all about. He is calling for your support towards better public service.
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