To all my fellow candidates who were elected tonight, I want to wish you my heartfelt congratulations on a job well done.
To my fellow candidates who were not successful, I want to let you know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. You gave it your best effort, and no one can fault you for that.
It was been a privilege to share the stage with each of you.
As evidenced in our debates, I'm not normally at a loss for words but tonight I am. I've been going hard for the last several weeks and am on the brink of exhaustion.
To everyone who wished me well, I want to say thank you.
To everyone who helped on my campaign, you have my deepest gratitude.
To everyone who took the time to have a conversation with me, and vote with me, I am humbled by the trust you placed in me.
Know this, that while we my not have been successful tonight, your voice and concerns were heard.
I will continue to speak for you and speak about the issues that you shared with me.
Once again, congratulations to all my fellow Candidates, and thank you again to everyone who supported me on this endeavor.
Robert Peter Bottos
Coquitlam Needs Leadership
Coquitlam has been my home for 40 years. I moved here in 1978 when my Mom, a single parent with two young kids, was able to purchase a home in Maillardville. Today a single parent with two kids would be challenged to find a place to rent; a place to own could be financially impossible. Coquitlam needs to be a place where workers can afford to live and raise their families.
In the many conversations with my neighbors and people I meet in the community, I hear how Coquitlam has become unaffordable, and people are concerned about whether they will be able to live here. They are upset that their children will have to leave Coquitlam and move elsewhere if they ever hope to have a home.
I think this is wrong, and that we must do better job to ensure Coquitlam remains an inclusive community
Coquitlam Needs Vision
People are concerned that the pace of change in Coquitlam is exacerbating our existing affordability crisis, and marginalizing our most vulnerable citizens. Coquitlam needs to do a better job for seniors, families, and marginalized people in our community.
Coquitlam Needs Heart
I will be a voice for inclusion, and will work tirelessly to see that the opportunities we enjoyed growing up in Coquitlam are there for the next generation of residents.