Why are you running?
I care about what happens to the community, I want to protect the amenities in the smaller communities and I will bring fiscal responsibility to the table.
What are the key issues?
Infrastructure is gradually getting worse and our ability to fix it is going down with the rising inflation rate. This is going to be a serious problem this coming term.
The tree cutting bylaw will be front and centre this term. We need to find a solution that works for the agricultural community as well as the tree conservation group.
Migrant housing has become a stumbling block in the agriculture field with the new regulations in place. We need to find a solution that works for the municipality and the farmers.
What do you hope to achieve if elected?
I believe we are going into a recession and we need to keep a handle on spending. We need to make sure we spend our money repairing our existing infrastructure and not build nice-to-do projects.
What skills and experience do you bring?
I have represented East Kent, Ward 3 for the past 16 years. I have been on several boards: Library board, PUC board, Lower Thames ValleyConservation authority, Ridgetown BIA and several local community organizations.
I have been a volunteer firefighter for the past 31 years and president of the Thamesville firefighter’s association for the past 15 years.
I have been an active Legion member for the past 32 years in Thamesville. I have worked closely with the local service clubs which all have helped me stay in touch with the community issues.