Final Days – Thank You Prince George

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in Election

City Councillor Albert KoehlerAs the campaign comes to an end, I wish all the candidates the best of luck. I also encourage everyone to exercise your right to vote.

If you are still undecided, have concerns that have not been answered or just want to know a little bit more, please feel free to contact me. You can do so via Twitter @AlbertKoehlerPG , Facebook, email Akoehler [at] , or calling my office.

Please go to the polls on Saturday November 19th, 2011 and vote for Albert KOEHLER

I’d like to thank the following people for their support and endorsing my candidacy for Prince George City Council. (more…)

“I don’t want to vote because it is not going to make a difference.”

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Election

Does that sound like you or someone you know? The other day in my office I received a delivery from a courier. After a bit of small talk, I asked the woman if she was going to vote. And she said, “Why? There is no point. If I don’t vote, I can complain. Where as if I vote, I can’t complain about the people I have put into office that aren’t doing what they have promised.”

I smiled after hearing this because she is not alone. I have met people throughout my campaign that have said exactly what she did last week.

The political system can be frustrating as promises are made during the campaign trail and not kept.

As I said to her that day (more…)

Conversations from the annual Theatre NorthWest International Wine Festival

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Election, Local Events

This past Saturday night I had a wonderful time supporting the arts at the annual Theatre NorthWest International Wine Festival. It was an opportunity to taste new wines from BC (and all over), enjoy good food and talk to more people.

I ended up in a conversation with a group of entrepreneurs. As they laughed about not ever wanting to run for city council themselves, I found myself explaining how the experience as an entrepreneur taught me many things that I will bring into this election. Here are some of the things I heard myself saying Saturday night: (more…)

Conservative No, Experienced Yes

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in Election

I overheard a conversation last week that someone said, “Albert Koehler is conservative.” And I guess, with a more mature look than most of the other candidates, this can be what first impressions look like.

However, as a candidate running, I knew I had to write an article that addressed this.

As an inventor of a number of patents, also an entrepreneur that has built (from the ground up) and sold my businesses, I can assure you that conservative is not what led me to where I am today. (more…)

Late adopter for Twitter! But better late than never…

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 in Election, Technology, Twitter

As someone that has built businesses with conversations and handshakes, I must say that all of this social media technology is new to me. At first I really didn’t understand how relationships are actually formed online.

However after I announced my candidacy on Oct 5, I began to take my campaign slogan to heart… “Looking Forward”.

I was already “looking forward” in the actions I was taking to improve Prince George’s economy (click here to read about and ).

But in order to get my message across to more people, (more…)

How do technology and engineering programs support the arts?

Posted on Nov 3, 2011 in Election, Technology

Yesterday at the all candidates meeting at Books and Company, I had a discussion with someone who asked how the technology program I am assisting to bring to CNC and the Engineering program at UNBC was actually going to help the arts.

It was a great question.


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