The Hamilton Spectator has published a short biography of all nominated candidates for Mayor and Hamilton City Council.
Click here to find out who’s running in your area and a little bit about their experience, why they’re running and what policies are important to them.
The full text of my Hamilton Spectator Ward 8 Hamilton City Council candidate biography is included below:
Hamilton Spectator Candidate Biography
John-Paul Danko – Candidate for Ward 8
Published Saturday July 28th, 2018
Name: John-Paul Danko, P. Eng.
Current job: Professional Civil Engineer
Past political/relevant experience: 20 years’ experience working with municipalities across Ontario. Founding and executive member of the Centremount Neighbourhood Association, Close 2nd to Donna Skelly in 2016 by-election. Senior project manager & small business owner.
Do you live in the ward: Yes – 15 years in the new Ward 8 and a lifelong mountain resident.
Top three ward priorities? (50 words max): If elected to the #newWard 8, I will work to: build safe, vibrant, inclusive, family friendly communities that are amazing places to live and work; cut red tape at city hall to promote business and jobs; and find smarter solutions to traffic congestion, speeding, infrastructure repairs and maintenance.
Top citywide issue: Reducing the residential tax burden.
Do you support the city’s planned LRT: LRT is the catalyst for jobs and millions in new tax revenue, benefiting everyone.
Why are you the right choice for this ward? (100 words max): We need a Ward 8 Councillor who is ready to stop talking and start doing! I am a professional civil engineer and small business owner – not a politician.
I am running where I live, in Ward 8 with my wife and children. I’m proud to be an independent candidate not affiliated with any political party, union or other special interest.
I solve complicated problems for a living and I would be honoured to bring real world experience to City Council as we work to become a vibrant, prosperous city. Please get in touch at www.jpdanko.com or on Twitter @JohnPaulDanko
Candidates also running in Ward 8
The following six Ward 8 city council candidates are registered for the October 22nd Hamilton municipal election:
John-Paul Danko, P. Eng. – Professional Engineer, independent, lives in Ward 8.
Eve Adams – Politician, former Conservative / Liberal Party MP, lived in Mississauga – unknown connection to Ward 8.
Steve Ruddick – CHCH TV personality endorsed by Councillor Terry Whitehead, does not live in Ward 8, Liberal Party member. Click here for Steve Ruddick’s campaign Facebook page.
Colleen Wicken – Executive Secretary to Councillor Terry Whitehead, Progressive Conservative Party member. Click here for Colleen Wicken’s campaign website.
Christopher Climie – Real Estate Agent, independent.
Anthony Simpson – Small business owner, community volunteer, independent, lives in Ward 8.
John-Paul Danko, P. Eng.
John-Paul Danko Hamilton City Council Candidate
Ward 8 – West Central Mountain
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