Why should I be your next Mayor?
On behalf of Caledon residents your Council team undertook many aggressive and smart initiatives in the past four years. To fully realize the benefits there is more hard work to do.
Advancing Internet access, increasing options for seniors to downsize, affordable options for young families to get into the market and easing traffic gridlock–all important. They just don’t happen with the stroke of a pen. These are important issues to Caledon and so they are important issues to me.
It only happens through collaboration with industry partners and all levels of government.
Understanding the complex legislation, such as Places to Grow and rapid changes in challenges we face as a Municipal government and being able to stand strong for Caledon and my passion to do so, is another reason to run again.
My entire 15 years of service–first as Area Councillor, then Regional Councillor for Ward 2 and four years as your Mayor–I’ve proven my ability to bring together the right people, at the right time, to build consensus, resolve issues through collaboration and negotiation and achieve results for Caledon.
This election is a critical one for the future of our Town.
Caledon is under pressure and strong, proven leadership that is committed to maintaining and delivering on Caledon’s unique vision is needed now more than ever. Over the past four years I have stood strong for Caledon and I will continue to do so.
Recent national press alluded to the strength of leadership over three terms of council that it has taken in our community to withstand external and internal pressures, to keep Caledon unique. As this coverage shows over the last decade standing strong for Caledon included great personal costs. This is the community where I was born and raised and where Anne and I have raised our two amazing, made-in-Caledon young adults…seventh generation Canadians in our beautiful part of the community. Caledon is in my blood. Together we all achieve the living-in-Caledon benefits that draw us here and keep us here.
Standing up for Caledon is what fuels my personal drive.
This response was prepared for the Caledon Citizen. Candidate responses appeared in the paper on Thursday, August 9, 2018.