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Dan Rodrigues was born and raised in London, Ontario, where he was an active community member in East London. He moved to Hamilton in late 1996, residing on the East Mountain. He has been married for 27 years, with a son who works with adults with physical and mental disabilities, and a daughter completing her degree in Chemistry at Western University this coming year. He is an active community volunteer, sitting on a number of committees and Boards, as well as coaching soccer. His professional life includes food and beverage industry sales and consulting, building industry sales, human resources consulting, and transportation consulting. Dan's diverse skills inventory allows for fuller discussion and better understanding of individual and community concerns. Currently, Dan is campaigning to be the Ward Six Councillor.
Term Limits Are a Solution: Not the Best, Just the Easiest, Sort Of (Candidate Submission) - Term limits help create a more diverse culture of change and foster new leadership opportunities, but they also open up some serious concerns that cannot be overlooked. Published August 18, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014
Building Support for Long-Term Regional Transit Funding - Demonstrating the benefits of real transit connectivity across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will make it easier for the Province to sell the public on a long-term funding arrangement. Published October 11, 2011 in Special Report: Light Rail
One Hit Wonders in Hamilton Politics - At a time where we need a constant leader at the helm, we've somehow managed to keep weeding out the contenders in hopes of finding the right person for the job. Published November 05, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010
Don't Just Vote Angry, Vote For Forward-Looking Change - If you are voting for change, make sure you take the time to question your choice on what their plans are for managing the change that is yet to come. Published October 20, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010
Seven Election Issues for Candidates to Consider - The next term is not going to be an easy one for those who are elected. Candidates should be prepared to understand and have a position on the major issues that Council will have to face. Published August 26, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010
A New Truck Route Needs New Standards - An effective Truck Route Master Plan must take into account different truck sizes, distinguish through traffic from local traffic, and proceed from clear evidence, not assumptions. Published June 09, 2010 in Special Report: Truck Routes