“I will be seeing you all again soon, I’m sure” – Stapleton


THUNDER BAY – I am a bit surprised at the “Incumbent Sweep” result of this election.

I am a bit disappointed at the low voter turnout – especially in Red River Ward (Roughly 44% based on early numbers).

I am not cynical about the political process in Thunder Bay. In fact, I am more hopeful than ever that our city will evolve into an even more wonderful, beautiful, and successful place. Not because of our leaders, or even in spite of them. Because of the passionate, active, and interested people I met in my weeks of knocking on doors around my neighbourhood.

The majority of people who I have had the opportunity to speak with during my election campaign have inspired me to keep working hard to improve this city. The long, hard work of running an election is behind me, but I will be back to run again. I have learned a lot about the campaigning process, and what you can do on a low budget. I know how to organize myself and my team to make a better showing in my next attempt.

I love this city, and while I don’t have the opportunity to shape the future of our community in the manner I had hoped, I will be very active in getting my ideas out there.

I am filled with gratitude for the people who have supported me, helped out, and donated to my campaign. I hope that you also see this as a positive step forward. I will be seeing you all again soon, I’m sure.

Jay Stapleton

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