After three decades of working with people and organizations in Davenport, I feel responsible to them and you. When residents and groups in our ward and across Toronto asked me to run for Council, it pushed me to consider stepping up.
In the past year, I’ve knocked on tens of thousands of doors and talked to so many who are struggling. And like you, over the past year, I have witnessed and felt how we desperately need progressive vision and leadership on Toronto’s Council.
We need champions at City Hall that have courage, are transparent and accountable to the people of this city. That’s why I’m running to be your Davenport councillor.
It’s imperative that the people of our community help to shape the decisions that impact them because we all have a stake in the future of our city.
While many of the desperate problems in our community are caused by funding and policy choices made in Ottawa, I know there are real, viable solutions that can be achieved. But when councillors don’t listen to the frustration and urgent needs of residents and materially make life fairer for people, the right will continue to prey on our neighbours.
There is a long list of issues facing our city and it will take a collective effort to fix things, but it’s doable. It’s just a matter of making different choices—and finally prioritizing the needs of the many ahead of those of the few.
My promise to you is that I will always be a champion for the solutions we need, and I will always use the power of my office to fight for us, together.
With your support, I will be your voice and vote on Toronto City Council. I hope I can count on your support.
In solidarity, and with hope for our community,