THUNDER BAY, ON ---- June 18, 2014 ---- Over the past several months many many people have approached me on a daily basis with encouragement to seek the Mayor's chair. It is the people of Thunder Bay who have confirmed to me that I can serve them best as Mayor.
The community's enthusiasm that I offer myself for re-election to lead Council was extremely positive. Thus, in response to this public endorsement I will submit my name to represent you and our great city as your Mayor.
My campaign will be a "People and Community" one that practices what I preach-positive, lean, green, cost-effective, and conducted in an honourable manner with dignity and respect. I will continue to demonstrate that really listening to people is the best way for a leader to lead!
I believe in Thunder Bay and its potential. We must build our optimism into reality. We know that we are poised to be the City we believe it can be, but only an energetic and competent leader can ensure that we do persevere and succeed. As Mayor I will work alongside his Council and community to find the right solutions.
That is why I am running - to be the leader who can take all those good plans made by caring people and propel these ideas into a dynamic, prosperous and respectful community. I will change the emphasis to work not only harder but smarter !
We need to grow our City in a healthy, balanced, and welcoming way. Which means we encourage businesses that are sustainable and that will create serious jobs with serious wage levels.
We can surely follow a budgeting process that allows us to do things in the right way but does not result in burdersome taxes and user fees.
Many are aware of my experience , my leadership skills, and my knack for finding fair and workable solutions. This combination, when infused with my energy and determination will ensure we build the kind of inclusive City we all know we can. It just requires a team-building and team-playing leader who really understands and who has proven his capabilities under difficult situations.
Looking back on a long record of achievements, almost always involving organizing with people to address community needs I can say that I have become even more skilled in finding solutions .
I have heard from large numbers of people who share my view that we must, we can, and we will do better!
Thus, I ask for our community's help in supporting my re-election to be YOUR Mayor,
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