Transparency should be expected from elected officials
Updated October 17, 2022
My Campaign Team:
I have seven unofficial campaign advisors (3 current elected officials, 2 former city councillors, 2 former campaign managers for previous candidates). They assist with strategy on an informal basis. None of them are serving an official capacity, but I do ask them questions when I'm unclear and they generally help.
I have three designers. Please reach out if you like my branding and would like a referral.
I have a communications person. He is a lawyer and a former journalist and political staffer. He proof reads and provides feedback on any campaign communication outside of my blog. My blog is my own research, writing and editing. I believe heavily on being able to stand on my own two feet with no outside influence.
I have found a campaign manager, and am covering her expenses. She has lots of experience in leadership and organized labour, and is currently a person living in poverty in Rent Geared to Income housing.
I have had a total of 22 volunteers dropping flyers, knocking doors, and installing signs. None of them are helping on behalf of any political party, union, or other special interest group
I have removed all names as of October 17th, as my campaign is receiving written threats against it. This is done for their own safety.
I am not affiliated with any political parties. No donors are funnelled to me by any political parties, nor are any campaign staff or volunteers.
My campaign donations:
The Municipal Elections Act requires all campaign finances to be submitted by March 2023 . The report includes the name and amount of every donor of $101 or more.
My donors list with publicly disclosable donations can be found here (google drive spreadsheet)
My campaign expenses:
I have treated all donations with utmost care, funnelling them to as many local suppliers as possible, and only spending when necessary.
My charitable giving:
I believe talk is cheap and actions are everything. Who your elected officials support with their own money is a fair question, in my opinion.
Here are links to who I support with donations:
Where and how politicians are paid is a valid concern for constituents.
My income from 2019 to present has been from Hutton House and from investment income.
My 2021 taxable income was $61.493.00
Prior to 2019, employers are all listed chronologically on my LinkedIn profile.
My taxes are prepared by Derek Brochu of Brochu and Associates annually.
My wife and I own a home in Ward 11. We own two family vehicles.
We do not own a boat, trailer, RV, or any recreational vehicles.
We do not own any rental properties.
We do not own a cottage or any other vacation properties, and instead rent one for a week every summer for more than we can probably afford, but it's worth it for the experience and memories.