Press Release – Ward 7 Central Mountain City Council Candidate John-Paul Danko Files Nomination Papers

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours:

Its official – my nomination papers for the Ward 7 Central Mountain seat on Hamilton City Council were filed this morning at City Hall.

I was joined with Doug Farraway and Howard Rabb to be first in line to officially declare for Ward 7 in 2016.

We have issued the following press release to all media outlets:


Engineer John-Paul Danko. P. Eng. Announces Candidacy for Central Mountain Council Seat

Hamilton, Ontario – December 10th, 2015 – 38 year old Central Mountain resident and Professional Engineer John-Paul Danko promises to bring his career experience building bridges (literally) to City Council if elected in the Ward 7 byelection (scheduled for March 21st).  Mr. Danko filed his nomination paperwork this morning (December 10th, 2015) at City Hall.

“I don’t see a seat on council as a career move or a political stepping stone. 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.”

“I am running for council because I believe that we need a Councillor with real world experience in industry and business – someone non-partisan with deep roots in Ward 7.  If elected, I would be the only engineer on Council as we tackle a $3.3B infrastructure deficit, $1.2B in LRT construction and over $1B in annual development permits.” 

“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 Central Mountain. I am your neighbour in Ward 7.”


John-Paul Danko, P. Eng.


Twitter: @JPDankoWard7
Facebook: JPDankoCentralMountain
11 Buchanan Street,

Hamilton, ON
Ph: 905 8185711

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Highly impressed by @JPDankoWard7 vision for ward 7. Lives in the ward, and has a history of promoting mountain issues #hamont

Owen Ward 7 Resident February 1, 2016

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I met JP Danko at the Hamilton Citizen Jury event at Mohawk College, and I have to say, I wholeheartedly endorse him as Candidate for Ward 7.

My personal opinion is he is a great balance for the Mountain, and understands and knows the challenges that lie ahead. He is an excellent diplomat that can engage Mountain residents and Lower City residents. He has the Concession BIA in his ward, the only true urbanized street on the Mountain, so this is a very important anchor of urbanization to market the rest of Ward 7.

Mark IT Professional, Hamilton December 9, 2015

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Finally a candidate I can get excited about voting for! John-Paul has integrity, vision and a very personal stake in the future of Ward 7.

Dee College Teacher, Resident-Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain December 9, 2015

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I met you for the first time at my door this afternoon. I like the fact that you are an independent,born and continue to live in the ward and know the issues in the ward.
I firmly believe that we need fresh faces, NEW ideas in this city from top to bottom in order to move forward.
My first got my vote on March 21st.

Paul Ward 7 Resident - Hamilton Central Mountain February 1, 2016

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JP's passion for city planning and infrastructure coupled with his extensive business experience will make him a force to be reconned with on City Council.

Randy Retail Manager, Resident-Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain December 9, 2015

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