What Community Leaders are saying about Jeet

It gives me much pleasure to endorse Jeet Manhas’ candidacy for Nanaimo City Councillor. I have known Jeet on a professional and community level for the last 30 plus years and admire his work ethic, his business acumen, his community spirit , volunteerism and his devotion to his family.
He brings previous City Council experience from the glory years to the  upcoming job and a more recent wealth of experience from his Port Authority Board position.
There is no doubt in my mind that he will be dedicated to the job of councillor and will do his homework and work as a team member in solving Nanaimo’s numerous issues.  He will look towards the future with new projects while at the same time keeping a lid on expenses and tax increases.   Best of success Jeet.
Rich Johnston
Past President, Malaspina University-College
I sat on city council with Jeet for two terms. Jeet was always a careful listener to all points of view. He would always try to find the common ground to proceed what was in the best interests of all the citizens of Nanaimo.
-Hon. Ron Cantelon
Former Member of the Legislative Assembly
Former City Councillor, Nanaimo
I served two council terms with Jeet and we became good friends. Jeet’s sense of social justice was a huge determinant in getting shelters and supportive housing. During our time together Jeet proved to be an able and respected councillor.
Diane Brennan 
Long-term City Councillor, Nanaimo 
Former SD68 School Trustee, Nanaimo-Ladysmith
My family has known Jeet and his family for 16 years. Diane served two terms on City Council with Jeet. During that time Jeet demonstrated a clear understanding of the issues. He was particularly good on social issues and showed a sensitivity to the problems of our less fortunate citizens. I am sure he will be a good Councillor as he is a good citizen. I have no hesitation in recommending you vote for Jeet.
-Jamie Brennan
Well known community leader
Long-term SD68 School Board Chair and Trustee, Nanaimo-Ladysmith
Jeet Manhas has many years experience, City Council, Regional District of Nanaimo, Port of Nanaimo. These experiences give Jeet the attributes to be a very effective Councillor. It was a pleasure to work with Jeet on Nanaimo City Council. I am very pleased to support Jeet.
Tom Krall
Former City Councillor
Long time Nanaimo resident 
I have known Jeet for 10 years and I firmly believe with Jeet’s experience and track record for getting things done, Nanaimo will benefit strongly with Jeet siting in a city councillor chair
-Rick Horsland
Re/Max of Nanaimo 
Long term Nanaimo resident

My father, Jeet Manhas didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.

My father has been the biggest influence on my life. He is my best friend, my teacher and my advocate. When he was elected to council in 2002, he would bring me to events and I’d see how hard he works for our city. People would often say to him “you’re a councillor and a businessman, how do you handle it?” My father would point to me and say “knowing my son will have a better life than me makes it all worthwhile”. It was things like this that made my father one of the most respected councillors in Nanaimo by everyone on the political spectrum. He is willing to work with anyone to make our city the best place on the island.

Arjan JS Manhas

Jeet’s open minded and levelheaded approach to issues will serve us well on council. He has a progressive approach to civic politics and knows how to look for the win-win

-Tony Harris

Local business leader

Harris Family Group Nanaimo 

Jeet Manhas has demonstrated his commitment to Nanaimo over the past several years.  I believe that he as a strong community leader and successful business man has the drive, energy, experience and vision to move our city forward.

-Diana Johnstone

Former City Councillor 

Freeman of the City of Nanaimo


I have known Jeet for several years, have watched him demonstrate a real commitment to community and the City of Nanaimo.  I have also known Jeet through his involvement with the Port of Nanaimo.  I encourage voters to consider Jeet as a strong, skilled and experienced candidate for Council.

-Chris Beaton

Nanaimo Resident

I have had the pleasure of working with Jeet on the Port Board over the past 4 years and have always found him knowledgeable and a team player. He has always made the Community his primary focus when faced with critical choices.

-Donna Hais

Community Leader 

I support Jeet for Council. He’s a strong, engaged community leader who brings experience and a vision. His record of working cooperatively with fellow councilors is needed to restore Nanaimo’s reputation and progress.

I support Jeet for Council. He’s a strong, engaged community leader who brings experience and a vision. His record of working cooperatively with fellow councilors is needed to restore Nanaimo’s reputation and progress.
-Charlie Parker
Owner Re/Max, Nanaimo