Edmonton was always a city that afforded opportunity. People from around the world came here because it offered hope. My father’s own story was no different.
He was born in Stefanow, Poland and as a child he witnessed the tragedies of World War II firsthand. When he was old enough, he joined his brother Rudy and immigrated to Canada, settling in the Mill Creek area of Edmonton.
I am the son of an immigrant. I have a wonderful mother, who worked hard everyday along with my father to provide for our family. They were builders in the community and I was able to witness and learn from them.
Back in those days (that makes me sound old doesn’t it) you relied on your neighbors for a lot. When you succeeded, those around you succeeded. My father had several successful businesses and his golden rule was to always take care of your employees and the people you serve. Eventually, I was lucky enough to work alongside my brother and father.
I often hear: “Mike you pick too many battles.”
True. I do fight for things I believe in and the people I care about. I can’t help it. The fact of the matter is, I care deeply for this city.
For years I sat on council and watched as others spent taxpayers money, your money, without a care in the world. To make things worse, the people of this incredible city were always treated with such contempt. They were treated as if there was something wrong with them or their values were not woke enough.
Well all that woke stuff made us broke. The important thing is we can do something about it: we can vote.
I am Mike Nickel and I am seeking your support to be the Mayor of our great city.
We will become a shining light once again for all those who come searching for opportunity. We will become an affordable place to raise a family and run a business for the enjoyment of our lives and the betterment of our communities. We will recover stronger than ever!