William Gomes, a budget analyst in the territory’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
On the side, Gomes provides tax services to Yellowknifers out of his home.
Through his tax business, Gomes talks to residents and conversations regularly involve issues in the city.
“I take those things very seriously,” he said. “I have lived in the North for eight years and the North has offered me so much,” said Gomes, who lived in Montreal before moving to NWT where he has since raised his family.
“I would like to give something back to the city, making sure that the city gets something out of my knowledge and my skills.”
Gomes says he is not entering the race with an agenda, rather, he is vowing to act according to the will of people.
“I want to hear people’s voices, their words, they’re concerns, how exactly they want to see the city in the future,” he said.
“My agenda is my people, their concerns and their goals.”