Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain City Council Byelection Candidates

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours:

Back at the beginning of November, the Spectator published an article about who might be running for Scott Duvall’s empty City Council seat in the Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain byelection.

At the time only Doug Farraway and Geraldine McMullen had publicly announced their intention to run for City Council.  However, the Spectator points out that as many as 20 Ward 7 candidates may be on the ballet.

You can read the original Hamilton Spectator piece here:

Everyone has their eye on the prize in Ward 7 byelection

Here are a few excerpts:

Among those who have expressed an interest in joining Farraway and McMullen are Hamilton Mountain Liberal candidate Shawn Burt; former Ward 7 candidates Mark-Alan Whittle, Mark Harrington and Keith Beck; McMaster economics student and Conservative Party booster Hans Zuriel; former Liberal nomination candidate Howard Rabb; John-Paul Danko, spouse of Hamilton Ward 7 public school trustee Dawn Danko; and Ward 6 public school trustee Kathy Archer, founder of the Mountain Kidz Klub. Archer also works part-time as Giggles the Clown, which would bring an interesting vocation to the political antics at 71 Main St. W.

Farraway, who penned a column in the Hamilton Mountain News for a decade, considers himself among the front-runners.

“After 36 years in radio I think I have name and face recognition.”


John-Paul Danko

John-Paul Danko – Hamilton City Council Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

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We need city councilors who aren't just there to get elected over and over. I think you'll do great - good luck.

Simon Ward 8 Resident June 14, 2018

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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 8.

Dee College Teacher, Resident-Ward 8, Hamilton Central Mountain December 9, 2015

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I was so happy to hear your running again! Good luck!

Karl Hamilton Resident June 14, 2018

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

Jason Hamilton Resident June 14, 2018

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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 8, Hamilton West Central Mountain December 9, 2015

5 Replies to “Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain City Council Byelection Candidates”

  1. John-Paul will be an excellent Councillor. He was actively involved in the ARC process. He is one of maybe half the field of candidates who lives in Ward 7. And having no links to any political party or special interest is a definite plus…we are all too aware of special interests that can pull the strings at City Hall.

  2. Mr. Danko has my full support. He values diversity, is articulate, and passionate about the ward he lives in. I look forward to him representing Ward 7!

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