Running for: Ward 4 Councillor
Top 3 priorities
- Prudent Fiscal Management
- Affordable Housing/ Robust Communities
- Community/Economic/Cultural Development
My years as a senior administrator with the Toronto Transit Commission taught me that how we manage institutional growth directly affects the personal well-being of people. Holding the line on taxes with costs soaring 10% annually, balancing development with the need for affordable housing, and ensuring all our diverse Ward 4 neighbourhoods are thriving requires a full-time commitment. I’ll make that commitment because being a Newmarket Councillor shouldn’t be a side hustle or part-time job.
With the TTC, I managed annual purchases up to 400 million dollars—more than twice the amount of Newmarket’s 2021 budget-- and the commission’s 324-million-dollar advertising contract. I also supervised 150 people who helped hundreds of thousands get to where they needed to go seven days a week. Married to Cheryle; daughters Laura and Jenn; Newmarket resident for 33 years.