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A Message from John-Paul Danko – Ward 8 City Council Candidate

“We need a Ward 8 Councillor who is ready to stop talking and start doing!”

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?

John-Paul Danko Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson

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.

I am running because we need at Ward 8 Councillor who is ready to stop talking and start doing!

John-Paul Danko Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson

Experienced.

John-Paul Danko is a Professional Civil Engineer with 20 years worth of experience working with municipalities across Ontario.

He is also a founding member and currently sits on the executive board of the Centremount Neighbourhood Association.

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 Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson

Lives Here.

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.”

John-Paul Danko Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson

Independent.

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 Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson

WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS ARE SAYING ABOUT JOHN-PAUL DANKO

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Looks good JP! Mark me down for a donation as your thoughtful and enthusiastic voice will be a refreshing addition to Council!! 🙌

Alex Johnstone Hamilton Public School Trustee June 14, 2018

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Having worked with John-Paul on a project recently I was most impressed with his willingness to look at a problem from every angle and perspective, this is not a guy who is afraid to think outside the box and advocate for what he believes in.

Duane Civil Engineer, Grimsby December 9, 2015

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I wish John-Paul Danko had been the Councillor for Ward 8 during the ARC, he has already proven he wouldn't have been afraid to get involved with the process, get his hands dirty and work with the community!

Stefanie Store Manager, Resident-Ward 8, Hamilton Central Mountain December 9, 2015

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I totally support you JP. Your dedication to community and genuine interest in issues of marginalization and oppression demonstrate how you're a leader this city needs to move forward so we can all thrive.

Tim Gordon Hamilton Mountain Social Worker June 14, 2018

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Nice!! Congrats man! You'll do great!

Jason Hamilton Resident June 14, 2018

 

14 thoughts on “A Message from John-Paul Danko – Ward 8 City Council Candidate”

  1. Hi John Paul – I think that this election is very important to set the tone for how Hamilton will function in the future. We need to stop thinking of mountain vs city. Let me know what I can do to help.

  2. Mr. JP Danko

    Thank you for stopping by found the sticky you left. Wish I was home too do a face to face. This neighbourhood has been my home for over 40 years. The taxses we pay and the decline in services over the years is noticeable. I had the privilege to work with several of the Councilers in our riding in the years we have been here. One that comes to mind was for the kids. Mr. Merling worked with his consituates in my backyard. Resulting in the no left turn btw 3:00 pm to 6:00pm. This worked while we had the Police presence. We do not have that luxury at the present time and the rise in crime and vandalizim on not only Highcliffe Ave. but my my neighbors on Wycliffe just a few weeks ago. I am sorry but as you said working with the run around with deferent departments again they do not comunicate with each other. I can give you a list of of people that I have talked to with a different answer for the same question!! The stop lights at Inverness and Wellington, Upper James and Inverness were put up because a lot of the voters wanted them. That sir was so the buses could be on time we were told that the buses used Inverness ( we were unable to get stop signs on Inverness as were on Brucedale) to make up time for there schedules ! We the majority of the consituants on Highcliffe have been frustrated with no leadership from the present parachuted counciler that needed a bigger pay check. The neighbors on Highcliffe have signed and presented to the City of Hamiltom for 40 k speed signs and speed humps. I personally walked and knocked on all the Highcliffe resadents and have a majority of voters that are on the same page. My name Is Wally Mucha and I did vote for you the last election and believe that you should have been automatically put in office as soon as the traitor made known she was jumping ship. That is a a topic for another day. I would love to sit down for a coffee and express some off the other things that I hold dear for the majority of of seniors in our our ward.

    Mr Danko you can put a big sign on my lawn.
    I would have liked to have volunteered but the wife and I are on a retirement extended vacation across our great country.
    Hope you are successful we need a voice for our ward.
    All the best Wally and Ruby

  3. Hi
    Great to see a energetic and well deserving community member in our city council.
    I hope city can appreciate your education and experience.
    Please remember its not tax payers city but JP this is your City.

    Our good wishes are with you
    Lucky to have you as our city councillor

  4. Congratulations on your win. I am looking forward to some new blood in our ward. As a small business owner, you have knowledge about the difficulties small businesses endure.

  5. So how is he Going to clean up the post apocalyptic landscape that is our ward with garbage and mattresses and furniture after garbage day

    1. I took part in the Ralston survey many years ago and nothing changed I am sick to death of this lovely ward looking like a garbage dump

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