North Bay resident David Thompson will try his political fortunes again.
Thompson has just announced he is running for North Bay city council in the Nov. 10 municipal election.
He had run for a council seat three years ago, finishing in twelfth spot.
There are now 25 people running for North Bay's 10 council positions. Four people are running for mayor.
The filing period closed Monday.
Here is Thompson's news release:
Three years have passed and again, there is a need to unite the focus of our City Council. While there were changes in the last election, they were not significant enough to alter the dangerous direction of our City’s future.
“That is why I have filed my nomination papers to let my name stand again for one of the ten council seats in the November 10th election,” announced David Thompson, 41, married father of two.
While some people say that North Bay is better off then other Northern Ontario communities, “that is not good enough,” claims Thompson.
“With a global and a competitive economy, we need to be the best that we can be and more,” Thompson re-iterated.
“We, as Councilors, must be able to provide good government to our citizens. The people expect their water to be clean, that their garbage is picked up, their streets are safe, that their roads are in good condition and that City Hall is always accountable. We first must be very capable of doing and sustaining the basic services before we attempt any new projects, ” stated Thompson, a Corporate Training Account Manager.
“While our new Mayor will re-vitalize and sell our City’s potential, the make-up of the next council must follow a similar path by increasing commercial and industrial development. We have to grow out of debt and simply not rely on the old spend, blame, and tax approach,” Thompson said.
“ One of the main reasons I recently changed careers from Commercial Real Estate was because there was not enough growth in our City,” commented Thompson.
“But simply being a pro-business Council does not reflect the true make up of our City. What I bring to a new council is a balance between business and social responsibilities,” Thompson said.
“I have the experience of sitting on several social agency boards that require sensitivity and importance while being an active member in the business community,” commented Thompson.
“Three years ago, I was honored to have finished 12th and eventually lose a 9-2 council vote to fill the vacancy left by Al McDonald being elected as our M.P.P. On Nov. 10th, I hope that I become part of the new direction," Thompson said.
"I believe that next Council will initiate and complete some exciting ventures, and I want to contribute to that vision."
Here is the final list of candidates for council and school boards in North Bay and Area:
NAME OF CANDIDATE OFFICE
Lynne BENNETT Mayor
Vic FEDELI Mayor
Jeff MARCEAU Mayor
Tim WRIGHT Mayor
Mike ANTHONY Councillor
Mac BAIN Councillor
Bob BAINBRIDGE Councillor
Maureen BOLDT Councillor
David BRIGGS Councillor
Art CAMPBELL Councillor
Sarah CAMPBELL Councillor
Peter CHIRICO Councillor
Tim GOLDTHORP Councillor
Tom ("Timber") GRAHAM Councillor
Linda HEARST Councillor
Trevor JONES Councillor
Judy KOZIOL Councillor
Sean MADIGAN Councillor
George MAROOSIS Councillor
Tom MASON Councillor
Dave MENDICINO Councillor
Hendrik PAPE Councillor
Judie PIGEAU Councillor
Don SIZE Councillor
David J. THOMPSON Councillor
Tammy TIPLER-PRIOLO Councillor
Tom TUCKER Councillor
Daryl VAILLANCOURT Councillor
Clinton VUORIMAKI Councillor
Jay ASPIN Trustee, Near North District School Board
Eileen BRUCE Trustee, Near North District School Board
Barry BURNISTON Trustee, Near North District School Board
Shelley A, JOHNSON Trustee, Near North District School Board
Theo MARGARITIS Trustee, Near North District School Board
Eunice SAARI Trustee, Near North District School Board
Art SYVERSEN Trustee, Near North District School Board
Leo De JOURDAN Trustee, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
Shawn FITZSIMMONS Trustee, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
Donald H. HOULE Trustee, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
Linda JAMIESON Trustee, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
Barbara McCOOL Trustee, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
Frank O'HAGAN Trustee, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
ACCLAMAED TO OFFICE
Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.37(1))
NAME OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATE OFFICE
Jules DUCHESNE Trustee, Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-est de L'Ontario
Henri MENARD Trustee, Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-est de L'Ontario