Candidate for South Stormont Mayor
41 years old
Occupation: Township of South Stormont Employee
1. What prompted your decision to run for trustee this time?
My decision to run for Council was based on my opinion for the necessity of change in South Stormont. I also wanted to be much more involved with the community and I wanted to community to have more voice on the decisions Council makes in South Stormont.
2. What are the key strengths you would bring to the job if elected?
My key strengths involve being an efficient and effective business manager as I’ve worked as a business manager for multiple years for a top 10 employer in all of Northern America. I have learned to work effectively and efficiently and and have an open ear to community members and respecting their opinions and objectives for our community.
3. What are the top few issues that you see facing the Township?
Transparency! Lack of communication with the South Stormont community. I feel too many decisions have been made on behalf a very few members without involving the community in these decisions, otherwise not resulting in the best interest for our community members. Allocation budget also concerns me.
4. Is there anything you hope to change in the Township?
Absolutely! Activities for seniors is a major concern, I feel a plan should be implemented to address this. I also feel that our tax rate it’s a serious concern that I would like to work on.
5. How is your message being received during this campaign?
I feel my campaigning and communication with the community has been going very well. My canvassing has provided me with a lot of information and concerns from the community, and I can relate and I truly do value every opinion and concern.
6. Voting begins on Oct. 17 — ironically the day of marijuana legalization. The new council will have to decide soon if your municipality will permit storefront cannabis sales, or opt out altogether. Should your municipality allow pot shops or ‘just say no’?
This is a tough question, in which I would need more feedback from the community. More facts and information from the federal government would also be necessary. I believe it would also be important to speak with other municipalities as well before reaching a decision that I could offer to our community.