It is an exciting time to live in Hamilton; we have one of the fastest growing economies in Canada with a diverse mix of educational, institutional, healthcare, light and heavy industry and small business.
While there are many success stories throughout our city, Hamilton still struggles with profound issues of poverty, income equality and a fundamental property tax mis-distribution that puts an unsustainable burden onto residential tax payers.
The question before us is: How do we want to live?
Do we want a modern city that is vibrant, inclusive, safe and green, or are we satisfied with how things are?
I am running for Ward 8 Councilor because I believe that we need to embrace change, and follow through on our long-term planning.
I come from outside of Hamilton’s political circles and hope to bring a fresh new perspective on what is great about our City and where we can improve from here.
John-Paul Danko is not affiliated with any political party, union or other special interest. He is free to speak up to protect your tax dollars.
“I am a professional engineer and a small business owner – not a politician. I solve complicated problems for a living and I would be honored to bring that same approach to City Council.”
John-Paul Danko is a Professional Civil Engineer with a career’s worth of experience building bridges – literally.
If elected John-Paul would be the only engineer on Hamilton City Council as they tackle a $3.3 billion dollar infrastructure deficit, and over a billion dollars in annual development permits.
John-Paul Danko is also a small business owner who cares about people and responsible service.
“As a Civil Engineer I have hands on experience with the design and construction of large scale public infrastructure projects.
As a small business owner, I know how important it is for municipal government to be consistent, responsive, open and honest. There is no substitute for real world experience, when it comes to controlling costs and managing spending.
John-Paul Danko is personally invested in Ward 8. He is a lifelong Hamiltonian who lives where he is running – in Ward 8.
“I was born at Henderson Hospital. I grew up on the Mountain. I went to school on the Mountain. I graduated from McMaster University and now I am raising my family on the West Central Mountain. I am your neighbour in Ward 8.”
WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS ARE SAYING ABOUT JOHN-PAUL DANKO