THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Thunder Bay Councillor at Large Rebecca Johnson has announced she is seeking another term on Thunder Bay City Council. Today Johnson announced that she will officially be seeking one of five seats in the 2014 Municipal Election. Johnson made the announcement with her peers from the Women in Politics Committee in attendance — a group in which she helped create nearly a year ago, in attempt to inspire and encourage women to become involved in politics at all levels of government.
Johnson has represented the community of Thunder Bay for three terms as City Councillor, first elected in 2003, with a career in politics spanning over 25 years. “I have been representing the citizens of Thunder Bay for over two decades as an elected school board trustee and Councillor and I would like to continue these efforts. There are many projects and initiatives that I have been a part of over the last couple of years and I would like to continue to work on them. I have a tremendous amount of energy and commitment to the community; I would like to ask the people of Thunder Bay to consider re-electing me, Rebecca Johnson, for a seat as Councillor-at-Large.”
Currently sitting on over twenty boards, organizations, and committees, Johnson is very active in the community. In addition to her role as a Councillor, she has been considered a business leader, mentor, ambassador and role model for young women in Northwestern Ontario. “Heading into this election, I have the advantage of knowing this community incredibly well and the issues we are confronted with. Over the next four years, the City needs to look at a long-term plan for Thunder Bay and how we get to that vision. I also see continued efforts in regards to diversity and accessibility as a main priority as we work toward positive change.”
Johnson is campaigning on three simple values in which she prides herself on: Honesty, Transparency, and Doing the Right Thing. Continues Johnson; “If there is one thing I hope the community has learned about me over the course of my political career, is that I am honest. Whether people agree with me or not, I never shy away from the truth. If re-elected I will continue to pride myself on these notions and be an honest voice on council, even in the face of adversity.”