Former Mayor and councillor, Debbie Amaroso issued the following statement today, April 17
My fight on behalf of the people of Sault Ste. Marie isn’t over. Today, I am happy to announce that I will seek the Ontario Liberal Party nomination for the coming by-election in our constituency.
With just over a year before the 2018 general election, Sault Ste. Marie needs a proven advocate to go down to Queen’s Park and fight and deliver for our city. We need someone who knows how to lead, can work well with others and will use a seat in the government to make sure Sault Ste Marie has the support we need to create and maintain local jobs.
I want to be that advocate and put my proven record delivering change for our City to work at Queen’s Park.
As the Soo’s first female mayor and a former city councillor, I am proud of my record fighting for our City. When I was mayor, I was a passionate advocate for job creation through the exciting plans for the deep water Port of Algoma redevelopment. I worked to secure funding from all three levels of government for this important economic project. I also have a long record of working to improve our roads, bridges and local bus service.
As a grandmother, small business owner and a former manager of our local March of Dimes, I am passionate about ensuring we invest in education, healthcare and the support people need to succeed here in the Soo.
For nearly twenty years, former MPP David Orazietti was a tireless advocate for our City, helping to secure funding for our hospital, our college and university, our roads and bridges, and to protect our natural environment. This Liberal government has been good for Sault Ste. Marie, and I want to continue in that tradition. We need to ensure we maintain our influence in the government and I will always fight to ensure our City’s needs are addressed.
Throughout my career, I’ve always been clear and straightforward with voters, and I’ll be no different as MPP. I have a proven record creating positive change for our City, and I’m not stopping now.