On Thursday August 14, 2014, Lou and Sandra Turco filed their nomination papers at the City Clerk’s office for the upcoming Municipal election to be held Monday, October 27 in Sault Ste. Marie.
Lou, in his 50th year of radio broadcasting, hosts the popular local radio program, The Weekend Club heard Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Oldies 93.
He has served as the Councillor for Ward 4 in Sault Ste. Marie since 2000 and will be seeking his fifth term on City Council.
Sandra, a civilian employee of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, will be seeking her fifth term as a trustee for the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board. Both Lou and Sandra were first elected in November, 2000.
“I am very honoured and privileged to have served the residents of Ward 4 and all of the taxpayers of Sault Ste. Marie. I will continue to listen to my constituents and be their voice at City Hall. I know what matters most to Ward 4 taxpayers, good drinking water, jobs, economic development, safe roads, safe neighbourhoods to name just a few,” says Lou.
Lou also states: “Much has been accomplished since first being elected in 2000 and we are on the right track, however, now is not the time to be complacent. There is still much more to do including the Gateway Project, the Northern Brewery site, deep sea port, affordable housing, downtown/Gore Street revitalization and dealing with derelict buildings.”
Lou serves as council representative on many local boards and provincial boards including being recently acclaimed director on the Large Urban Caucus of AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) (2014-2016 term), director on FONOM (Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities), member for Sault Ste. Marie’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, a board member of DSSAB (Sault Ste Marie District Social Services Administration Board) to name a few.
He is also a long-time associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He also serves as a director on the not-for-profit Board for the FJ Davey Home.
Sandra states: “I have enjoyed my four terms as a trustee with the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board and look forward to making the best decisions for our greatest asset, our children.”
Sandra has served on many volunteer committees over the past 35 years.