Comment 104915

By DiIanni (registered) | Posted September 27, 2014 at 15:57:10

Do you have any thoughts on the eventual composition of council? Do foresee any surprises?

I think the current councillors seeking re-election are all slated to return. The obvious races are in Wards 2, 3, 9 and Dundas. Because of the lack of incumbency in those wards, it is anyone's race to win. I think that Sandy Shaw, Aidan Johnson and Brian Lewis are vying for the top spot with Mr. Tony Greco a real dark horse because of his name recognition. Ira Rosen and Jason Allen seem quite motivated but don't have the same profile.

Ward 3 is a real dog's breakfast (so to speak) to try to guess. Matthew Green has good endorsements from grass root groups, Ralph Agostino has name recognition as has Tim Simmons, Bob Assadourian is working hard, Mark Di Millo has a team of animated campaigners in yellow jerseys out each day and Drina Ozimaic has experience and is well connected. The dark horse here is the astute and cerebral Brian Kelly, Bill's brother.

Ward 9 has an interesting mix: Marie Robbins is running a strong campaign, Doug Conley, an old friend from Stoney Creek Council days is active in the community, Nancy Fiorentino has name recognition, having run several times is smart and photogenic to boot, and Ms. McMullen has labour backing.

Dundas: where to start? Arlene Vanderbeek is an insider, Toby Yull is working hard, Danya Scime has run before and Rick McCourt has some credentials.

The sad thing in some of these wards is that only one will win. I can think of 4 or 5 who should be elected.

Isn't it fun though to participate?

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