Time for change: a young woman as candidate for district 4 in Kirkland
With two weeks to go before the end of the municipal election campaign, Sophie Mohsen, candidate for district 4 Lacey-Green West continues to canvass her neighborhood and introduce herself to all residents. To date, Ms Mohsen has had the opportunity to meet most residents, who she says “have welcomed her candidacy and openly shared her ideas for change”.
“After having had the same city councilors for over a decade, Kirkland residents want fresh faces on their council. They want to have elected representatives that not only reflect the diversity of their city but also, have a true interest in bringing change to Kirkland” says Sophie Mohsen.
For a 23 year old Ms Mohsen already holds an extensive background in politics. She currently works for the federal government and she recently graduated with a Master from the University of Ottawa in Public and International Affairs. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in International Development Studies. Sophie has always been engaged at the grass roots level, having organized many events within her community, including a Women’s Forum.
Sophie explains: ‘I want my city to benefit from my knowledge and my expertise. We not only need to regularly consult our citizens but we also need to better involve Kirkland youth and seniors in the decision making processes. I believe that it is essential we work together to improve road security and public areas and to differentiate ourselves at the environmental level. One thing I would like to see is the addition of a municipal gym here in Kirkland. Not only is it a place for people to meet, but a way to keep individuals engaged and healthy.”
Sophie Mohsen will continue to canvass the Lacey-Green West district until the end of the election. For any questions you can email Sophie at email@example.com or visit her Facebook page (Sophie Mohsen).