THUNDER BAY – I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents of the McIntyre Ward. Those who voted for me and even those who exercised their democratic right by voting for another candidate. It’s been an amazing few months going door to door and getting to know so many people in my community. I learned so much and will always value this experience. It was well worth the time, effort and finances dedicated to represent our ward.
I would especially like to thank my wife and children for all of their support. With the amount of homes in the McIntyre Ward it was a busy campaign and I couldn’t have reached out to everyone without the encouragement and support from my wife. Although this experience was hard on my children as sometimes they did not know why I had to leave almost everyday, I hope they grow up to see the importance of politics in their lives. I also need to thank all of my friends and other family members for assisting me through this experience their encouraging words made it possible for me to campaign even on the cold and windy days. Another thank you needs to go to the students in my class and all the students at Holy Cross School. They got the experience of a lifetime by going through this with me. Everyday they had more questions and you could see that they had a genuine interest and were intrigued by this election.
I’d like to thank Trevor Giertuga for the last 14 years of service he’s given to the city as the McIntyre councillor and congratulate him on being re-elected for a 5th term. I’ve always appreciated his fiscal responsibility and am confident he will continue to represent all of our best interests. Congratulation to all the other candidates across the city that were successful as well.
It has been an honour and a privilege to run for the McIntyre Ward councillor. I ran a campaign on safety, taxes, infrastructure and economic prosperity that I am proud of. I look forward to attending McIntyre Ward open houses, charitable functions and community events that will allow me to continue my relationship with the people of this community. I thank you all and wish everyone all the best.