With the municipal election just over three months away, there’s still plenty of time for the nomination list to grow. At present there are 16 people who want you vote. We take a look at each ward and the race for Mayor.
LIST OF NOMINATED CANDIDATES
The following candidates have filed nomination papers with the City Clerk:
COUNCILLOR – WARD 1
COUNCILLOR – WARD 2
COUNCILLOR – WARD 3
Macmichael, Luke Gordon
COUNCILLOR – WARD 4
COUNCILLOR – WARD 5
COUNCILLOR – WARD 6
Now let’s have some questions and comments about the list:
Ward One: Why is no one else running in ward one? With all the problems with the brown water, you would think that people in this ward would have had enough and would want a change. Both councillors remained silent until after the election was announced and with Butland and his green energy BS, our power bills are higher than ever. I thought that this type of energy was supposed to be cheaper. Come on ward one, stand up and be heard. Isn’t there anyone that is fed up enough to run and replace at least one of them. This team has to be broken up. They say that they are working together but nothing positive is happening.
Ward Two: Where is Terry Sheehan? Is he giving up on politics or does he have his sights set higher. He is a very competent city representative with experience and it would be a shame to lose him.
Ward Three: Is Pat Mick retiring and I guess Watkins realized that civic politics was a bit over his head. Rumour has it that he won’t be running. David Poluck on the other hand has been involved in civic issues for quite a while now and wants some changes made. He is knowledgeable and well spoken. Why not give him a shot at it.
Ward Four: Rick Niro is the only candidate to announce his intention to run so far. He has past experience, has done a commendable job during this term and deserves to be re-elected. Where is Lou Turco. Is he hiding in the bushes, waiting to see if anyone else is running? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Ward Five: Both current councillors have filed their papers as of this date, along with David Celetti, a former councillor who seems to have had enough of the inactivity of the present council. Stay tuned for a possible interview to find out why he wants to return to council.
Ward Six: It looks like Frank Manzo, because of his ailing health, is going to finally hang it up. Frank has done a great job for all these years for ward six, just ask the constituents of that ward. Joe Krompotich has filed his papers and is definitely a fighter for not only the ward, but for the entire city. As for Ozzie Grandinetti, I hope that someone else steps up to challenge for the second seat.
Mayor: I see no one ready to step up and replace Debbie Amaroso. Unless Johnston and Williams become more visible and let the citizens of this city know why they want to run for the top job, I don’t see a change coming.
Don’t be surprised to see a very familiar name step up to challenge Mayor Amaroso. I think that inactivity, 0% tax increase because this is an election year, and the current problems with this city’s infrastructure will convince this unknown candidate to surface very soon.