Thank you for trusting me and having confidence in me and for demonstrating both of those things by re-electing me.
It is an interesting experience to put one’s name on a ballot and then put oneself through what is, really, a very long job interview.
For Regional Council in St. Catharines, I was the first on the ballot on May 9 (at 12:53pm, if you like precision), and I began campaigning within a few days (after setting up my campaign bank account, of course).
In fewer than 36 hours, we will know who has been selected to lead St. Catharines and Niagara through the next four years at City Council and Regional Council, and I want to take a moment to say thank you.
Thank you to all of the people who engaged in this campaign to learn as much as they could about each candidate.
I want to share this about it and my campaign experience this time around:
This campaign is the ugliest campaign I’ve ever run in (I first ran in 2006). You get used to (and you shouldn’t have to) the comments on your appearance that are meant to flatter, but really make you kind of queasy