Cress Farrow happy with work he has done on council

Farrow speaks about his term as mayor in Smithers following the Nov. 19 election.

  • Nov. 19, 2011 8:00 p.m.
Cress Farrow.

Cress Farrow.

Cress Farrow said he is leaving politics with his chin up after being defeated in the election by Taylor Bachrach for mayor.

Farrow was reached at his home where he was hearing election results come in with returning councillors Mark Bandstra and Charlie Northrup.

“They certainly put together a team and they were very aggressive and they went out and had a plan and worked it hard and they came out ahead,” he said on how he feels with the results.

Farrow received 635 votes to Bachrach’s 896.

“Obviously [I’m] disappointed but I can feel very, very  comfortable in the fact that for the last three years we were a very solid council and did really good work for the town,” he said. “It’s with regret but by the same token I’m going out with my head high.”

Among his successes he points to the council’s work in developing “frugal” budgets and minimizing taxes to the community.

He has some general ideas of where he’ll go from here — cycling trips, and more time on his guitar — but nothing is set in stone just year.

“I would suspect that I’m not going to be able to sit around because really it’s not who I am,” he said, and added, “You don’t make a Plan B, you’re focused on Plan A, and it didn’t work out.”

He remains optimistic for good economic times for the community and says change is always a positive thing.

“There’s a lot of young people in town and they want to do things in a different manner. It’s never bad with change,” he said