Get to Know Your Candidates: Reuben Avellana, Ward 1

We sent out a brief, fun survey about libraries to all of the nominees running in the 2017 Edmonton civic election to help you get to better know your candidates.

These are the answers that Reuben Avellana from Ward 1 sent back to us.

Election day is Monday, October 16. Get to know your candidates, learn how you can support EPL,  and don’t forget to vote!

1. What is your favourite library memory or experience?

The library was always there to provide a quiet atmosphere for me to study.

2. What is your favourite book, movie or song right now?

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

3. What magazines, newspapers, blogs, Twitter accounts and/or podcasts do you follow?

The Edmonton Journal, Sun, Metro, Examiner, The Economist, Ludology and The Dice Tower

4. Which fictional character do you most relate to and why?

Ciaphus Cain from the works of Sandy Mitchell

5. What is one book you think everyone should read and why?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, because it outlines the best way for a person to get the most out of life.

6. What book is on your nightstand (or on your eReader or tablet) right now?

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

7. Election Day (October 16) is also Boss' Day. Who was your very first boss and what was your job? What was one important lesson you learned from them?

I worked for a man named Shen in a fast food place and I learned that I had responsibilities and I needed to perform them regardless of if I liked them or not.

8. What role do you see EPL playing in a thriving and vibrant Edmonton?

Places where people can learn, use the Makerspaces to pursue their projects and communities can come together.