Get to Know Your Candidates: Shelley Tupper, Ward 2

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 Shelley Tupper from Ward 2 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?

I appreciate the staff hunting down for me a hard to find book. This is followed by checking in with the staff to see how close my name is to the top on a waiting list of a book I am looking forward to read.

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

I like the author Jeffrey Archer; my sister introduced me to the Clifton Chronicles.

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

Presently I read the Edmonton Journal, Metro and Examiner. I will read the Edmonton Sun if someone passes on the paper to me.

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

The Little Engine That Could. The little engine was positive and kept working to reach his goal even though there were many challenges he had to overcome.

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

The Kite Runner. The story is about personal relationships and provides an understanding about the country and people of Afghanistan.

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

Defining Moments by Mike Leonetti

100 Inspirational Moments and 100 Great Players of the National Hockey League

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?

My very first boss was my father; he trained me to cut grass. From the very beginning he expected me to do my best and to take pride in everything I did. These values are instilled in everything I do.

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

Continuing to provide excellent service to the community and customers so businesses can continue to grow and individuals looking to improve themselves.

Whenever I visit my local library, I see a wide demographic of people reading, learning a new language and researching being done at every available computer terminal.