Candidate: Richard Fausten, city council

Richard Fausten is vying for a seat on Grand Forks city council

Richard Fausten is vying for a seat on Grand Forks city council

To begin my introduction, I grew up in Europe, in a country then known as

Czechoslovakia. After graduating from trade school, I received my degree of

electronics from the University of Prague. I worked in the research department of the Tesla/Phillips Company until the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. I escaped to Austria, where I resided briefly until immigrating to Canada.

From spring of 1969, I worked my way through the ranks of shipyard employment. After a time I was able to purchase the company which, under my guidance, expanded. I employed 30 people and we serviced the Coast Guard, the RCMP, and the Department of Fisheries.

When I retired in 1989 I purchased an RV park. My wife and I married in 1994, two years after we met. Together we retired from our split endeavors and united to purchase the Spencer Hill Orchard in Grand Forks. In 2006, we sold the orchard and moved into the beautiful city of Grand Forks.

As my life has proven, I am apt and experienced in business development. I

assisted the city council in Richmond for four years as business development consultant. In Grand Forks I was a member of the tourism committee where I designed and assisted in building the information sign east of the city. More recently, I became a member of the Economics Development Advisory Committee for the city.

I believe I have the knowledge to become a valuable member of the city council. My goal is to renew the communication between citizens of Grand Forks and their city council.

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