Derek Pearce sent the following to SaultOnline to announce his candidacy in this falls municipal election.
It’s with great pleasure, today to make public and announce my candidacy to become the next Sault Ste. Marie Ward 1 City Councilor.
Over the last four years, I have watched our city that has great potential for growth try time and time again on ventures that on occasion cost the ratepayers of our community far more than monetary gain.
Sault Ste Marie is a great place to live but see a further decrease in population, lack of opportunity for our youth and a lagging local economy brought on by a lack of industrial growth hindered by the high business and industrial taxes.
Now more than ever it’s time for a fresh voice at council as your representative.
Over the last four years, I have been involved as a volunteer with the Sault Association of Ratepayers which has given me hands on experience on working with other ratepayers, following the Municipal Act to fuel my drive to improve myself and the city of which I live.
I am just an everyday ratepayer, not a career politician;
I hear what the citizens of our city are saying,
I hear it on the buses, in the halls of many public venues and read it on the numerous news services. I want to make a difference.
I look forward as I go door to door and elsewhere to speak with residents in the coming days, hearing all concerns and discussing how we together can help serve our community.
Sault Ste. Marie Ward 1 City Council Candidate