Like the other three candidates, I don’t live in the ward I seek to represent on Kitchener City Council.
Here’s why Ward 3
When I decided to run, 16-year incumbent John Gazzola was close to being acclaimed for the second time in a row. I believed Ward 3 deserved the opportunity to have a real choice for change.
I had already been active in the ward by helping Traynor-Vanier residents restore their neighbourhood’s much needed walkability by successfully advocating that a pedestrian crossing across the LRT tracks be expedited.
A benefit of living outside the ward is never having to declare a conflict of interest in your ward because you live too close to a controversial project as happened recently in Ward 10.
I look forward to engaging Ward 3 residents on city issues and encouraging some of them to run in the future.