FINCH — Finch resident Adrian Bugelli officially launched his campaign for a spot at the North Stormont Council table yesterday morning, filing of his nomination papers at the township office in Berwick.
“I am honoured to put my name forward for the opportunity to be a strong voice for the residents of North Stormont. Having over two decades involvement in politics at all three levels of government, and
ten years of experience working with the federal government, I believe I can offer my friends and neighbours a unique prospective and can also be a strong voice at the negotiating table when dealing with other levels of government,” said Bugelli, who currently serves as the Chief of Staff to Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon.
Prior to working with MP Lauzon, Bugelli served as the Executive Assistant to former Parliamentary Secretaries of the previous Conservative Government, Bernard Trottier (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and
Colin Carrie (Ministry of Health).
The candidate also serves as the vice-president of the board of directors of the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District, the President of the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Conservative Association,
and is involved in various local committees and sporting organizations.
The trilingual Bugelli is fluent in English and French and also speaks German — having studied abroad in Germany and Switzerland in his early years.
“I am excited by the potential that lies ahead for North Stormont in the near future,” he said in a press release. “We have the opportunity to grow and prosper as a community, but it’s also important to keep our identity. Seeing short term improvements, while keeping a long-term vision of who we are and what we want to be, will be very important for the next council.”
He’s one of a number of candidates that have come out of the woodwork in North Stormont. The municipal election is Oct. 22.
If successful, Bugelli would follow in the footsteps of Eric Duncan, who worked as Lauzon’s Chief of Staff while holding municipal office as mayor of neighbouring North Dundas.