Running in his first campaign for council, Tunnell has lived and worked in Smithers for the past nine years.
Tunnell hopes to cut down on bureaucratic wait times if elected.
“In any politics, bureaucracy can hamper the process and the time, and people don’t have the patience for that.”
Tunnell is a warehouse manager at Canadian Tire. Before that, he worked at Canada Safeway pharmacy for 10 years. He said this experience would help him be a customer-friendly councillor, giving council a customer service model.
“My motto is a happy customer is a returning customer.”