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New Tecumseth votes 2022 – Meet your candidates: Ward 8

October 13, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Ahead of October’s municipal election, the New Tecumseth Times reached out to all Council candidates to learn more about who they are and what they hope to bring to the 2022 – 2026 Council table.

Here’s how our Ward 8 candidates responded.

Alan Lacey (Incumbent)

I am both a resident of Tottenham, and local business owner. I have been a resident of NewTecumseth for almost 25 years.

I have been and continue to be actively involved with, and/or volunteer for many local organizations 

including the BTBIA, Chamber, Community Recreation Improvement Committee (CRIC), Light it Up!, Tottenham Public School Parent Council, Tottenham Old Timers Slo-Pitch, Help the Kids Play, Tottenham Bluegrass Festival, JAK fund, and TottenHUG.

Tottenham needs a councillor who lives in the Ward, has experience, and is aware of the issues. The top three issues that I see for Tottenham are. 1. Traffic in the downtown core. Reducing and diverting truck traffic. 2. Taxes. Keeping our tax increases minimal (2-3 per cent). 3. Improving our recreational facilities to accommodate our diversified community.

Andrea Jacks

I was born and raised in Tottenham and my family has lived in our community for over 50 years. I want to utilize my skills, knowledge, and experience to connect, contribute, and be of service.

For transportation, roads, and safety, the current infrastructure is not sufficient in providing Tottenham residents with safe, efficient, and accessible means to travel.

For leveraging infrastructure, parks, and recreation, utilize innovative ideas to optimize what exists, while creating new opportunities to service the different interests of Tottenham residents.

For development and debt, future growth requires discernment, municipal planning, and careful consideration of all stakeholders. Future spending must be conducted with integrity and a balanced perspective that reduces the deficit.

Jess Prothero – Did not respond

By Brian Lockhart

Ahead of October’s municipal election, the New Tecumseth Times reached out to all Council candidates to learn more about who they are and what they hope to bring to the 2022 – 2026 Council table.

Here’s how our Ward 8 candidates responded.

Alan Lacey (Incumbent)

I am both a resident of Tottenham, and local business owner. I have been a resident of NewTecumseth for almost 25 years.

I have been and continue to be actively involved with, and/or volunteer for many local organizations 

including the BTBIA, Chamber, Community Recreation Improvement Committee (CRIC), Light it Up!, Tottenham Public School Parent Council, Tottenham Old Timers Slo-Pitch, Help the Kids Play, Tottenham Bluegrass Festival, JAK fund, and TottenHUG.

Tottenham needs a councillor who lives in the Ward, has experience, and is aware of the issues. The top three issues that I see for Tottenham are. 1. Traffic in the downtown core. Reducing and diverting truck traffic. 2. Taxes. Keeping our tax increases minimal (2-3 per cent). 3. Improving our recreational facilities to accommodate our diversified community.

Andrea Jacks

I was born and raised in Tottenham and my family has lived in our community for over 50 years. I want to utilize my skills, knowledge, and experience to connect, contribute, and be of service.

For transportation, roads, and safety, the current infrastructure is not sufficient in providing Tottenham residents with safe, efficient, and accessible means to travel.

For leveraging infrastructure, parks, and recreation, utilize innovative ideas to optimize what exists, while creating new opportunities to service the different interests of Tottenham residents.

For development and debt, future growth requires discernment, municipal planning, and careful consideration of all stakeholders. Future spending must be conducted with integrity and a balanced perspective that reduces the deficit.

Jess Prothero – Did not respond


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