Q & A with Jeremy

It's not as if any living candidate spends every second of every day drafting motions and writing position papers. We thought it might be fun to learn a little about my life outside the political bubble. There's lots of good stuff on the site that addresses the serious side, but if you want a break.....

Q. If you could take one work of fiction with you to a deserted island, what would it be and why?

Jeremy: Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time. It is an amazing story of mystery and adventure. Robert Jordan provides detailed character development and a full world that allows the reader to be discover something new each read through.

Q. What does a perfect day look like?

Jeremy: Adventure, hitting the open road with loved ones and exploring the world around us. I love to drive down any highway or walk down any path I have never been on.

Q. What's your guilty pleasure?

Jeremy: Turn based strategy games. Chess is my favorite game but it is rare to find someone to play with.

Q. Arbitrarily excluding immediate family and your wife, what person do you admire most, and why?

Jeremy: My father (does this count as immediate?). After running away from an abusive home, my father overcame the street and dedicated his life to not only helping others but being an amazing dad to my brothers and me. He is my hero. If that doesn't count....

Q. One of my biggest regrets is....

Jeremy: I didn't travel more when I was young. I realize there are many years ahead to see the world but it is vast and I want to see it all.


Q. Before entering the non-profit or political words, as a young child, you thought you would make an awesome.....

Jeremy: Architect. Since I was small I loved to build, create, design. I still do and spend many hours building large structures out of Lego with my son, who shares a similar passion.

Q. What movie could you watch over and over and over?

Jeremy: Lord of the Rings. I watched through the extended version once a year until I lent them to my brother and never got them back. Peter Jackson did an amazing job bringing J.R.R.Tolkien's work to life.

Q. What quality do you admire most in a friend?

Jeremy: Honesty. Having faith that the people around you will always tell you the truth, even when they know you won't like is huge.

Q. Obviously you have different political beliefs than your opponents, but if you were going to chose one thing about them that you admire, what would it be?

Jeremy: I admire anybody who puts their name forward for public office. It is not an easy thing to do and requires significant personal sacrifice. No matter what side of the political spectrum, we all have something to offer and through an exchange of ideas we should be able to come up with the best answers for Albertans.

Q. What activity do you enjoy most in Calgary Klein?

Jeremy: Picking up and dropping my kids off at school, the few moments we have in the car every day talking about our days, our ambition, what we will do when we get home.


Q. What brings you the most joy?

Jeremy: My kids. Watching them learn, grow, laugh and enjoy life makes me the happiest.

Q. What keeps you awake at night?

Jeremy: Public speaking. This is less and less, but when I know I have a big speech or presentation I will go over my speech over and over in my head all night.

Q. What surprised you the most when you became a dad?

Jeremy: How natural it was.

Q. What vegetable made you run and hide as a child?

Jeremy: Brussel Sprouts. Though now I love them! My wife makes the best brussel sprouts.

Q. Have you ever eaten cold pizza for breakfast? Ice cream? Would you let your children?

Jeremy: Yes to cold Pizza... no to ice cream. I would let my kids have cold pizza but definitely not ice cream.

Q. What's the top item on your bucket list?

Jeremy: Travel Europe!

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