He was kept off the ballot, but the Vote Zombie Wall group is still hoping voters will remember Citizen Zombie when they cast their vote.
The tongue in cheek campaign brought the zombie apocalypse to city hall’s steps Monday, as part of an effort to encourage Edmontonians to think about sustainable development and urban sprawl when they vote.
Yuri Wuensch with the Zombie Wall team, said the attempted zombie candidacy should be a warning to the city that they need to stop sprawl and build a wall.
“Edmonton dodged a bullet on that one; clearly there is a need for this wall,” he said.
Wuensch said the entire campaign has been about making an important election issue fun, so people engage with it.
“The Edmonton coalition to make sustainable urban development part of yeg vote 2013, is too long,” said Wuensch
Wuensch said the group will continue asking candidates about the issue, but this was their last push, or shuffle toward getting the issue noticed.
“I don’t want the presence of a zombie candidate to distract from the race,” he said.
- More information on the group’s aim, as well as responses from candidates to the group’s questions are available at http://www.zombie-wall.com