By RTH Staff
Published April 14, 2010
The City website is maintaining a list of nominated candidates for the 2010 Municipal election.
The city will accept nominations until 2:00 PM on September 10, 2010, and the election itself will be held on October 25, 2010 (the fourth Monday in October).
As at this writing, there are only two candidates for Mayor: Michael Baldasaro of Hamilton's Church of the Universe and architect Mahesh Butani (who sometimes writes for RTH).
Current Mayor Fred Eisenberger is not yet listed among the candidates.
By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted April 14, 2010 at 11:08:54
I think Mahesh would me a very interesting candidate, teh all mayors candidate debate would be very interesting.
By Dave Kuruc (anonymous) | Posted April 14, 2010 at 12:57:57
The real question will be if Mahesh can keep his answers to 5 minutes or under. ;-)
Good luck Mahesh and Mr. Baldasaro!
By woody10 (registered) | Posted April 14, 2010 at 19:06:18
Lets hope there are some decent candidates in MANY of the other wards. Out with the old and in with some new, upward thinking individuals.
By Kiely (registered) | Posted April 15, 2010 at 11:49:32
The real question will be if Mahesh can keep his answers to 5 minutes or under. -Dave Kuruc
With all due respect to Mahesh, his message is not the easiest to digest at times. Communication is a critical component of leadership and I don't feel Mahesh has truly grasped the art of communicating with the average citizen. I don't want this to be viewed as criticism of Mahesh, rather friendly advice. There is concrete in Mahesh's actions, but he needs more in his words. I wish him luck.
Comment edited by Kiely on 2010-04-15 10:50:17
By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted April 17, 2010 at 05:27:03
What probably needs to happen, is that Mahesh along with a few others in his campaign team to hold practise debates, so that he can refine his points. He can also practise knocking on doors and have team supporters playing roles as citizens.
Practice makes perfect and honest feedback from his supporters will fine tune the message that he wants to bring forward.
Mahesh has vision, he is compassionate and really cares about our community.
By highwater (registered) | Posted April 18, 2010 at 13:41:16
Yeah, if we can just get him to refine his points to something he can fit on his hand, plus a $150,000 wardrobe makeover, and it'll be smooth sailing, you betcha! Also.
In all seriousness, I think we may be reading a little too much into Mahesh's overall communication skills based solely on his writing style. I have confidence in his ability to craft his message and deliver it in a way that will be an important contribution to the debate - at least to the debate we should be having, which is what kind of city do we want to live in? I hope the election doesn't end up devolving into a 'throw the bums out' witch hunt.
By michaelcumming (registered) - website | Posted April 21, 2010 at 12:23:39
Mahesh would definitely shake it up. If there's one town that needs a little shaking on occasion, it is Hamilton. Plus, I think $150K is an excessive wardrobe budget.
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