KAWARTHA LAKES-Pat Warren was the first local candidate to file nomination papers for the 2018 Municipal Election.
Warren is running for Councillor in the new Ward 6. Ward 6 runs from South of Bobcaygeon all the way to Omemee. “I’ve always enjoyed serving the community and as you know I’m on a lot of committees and thought I’d like to give it another try.”
Warren was a councillor for Bobcaygeon for many years, losing in the last municipal election. “Its three and half years I’ve been waiting to run again and it’s good to be there and its going to be interesting its all different.” she says.
Nominations opened today for the positions of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustees. All Nominations must submitted using the official Nomination Paper which is available on the City’s website or at the Clerk’s Office located at City Hall (26 Francis Street, Lindsay).
Warren will be focusing on economic and environmental issues. “Some of my priorities are economic development, thats the big thing I think.” she told Kawartha 411. “I’ve had a business for 25 years so I always tried to get the best value for each dollar spent and I’d like to ensure that economic development really flourishes because once that happens more jobs come to the area.”
Implementation of Lake Management Plans is also very important to Warren. “Because we take a lot of our drinking water from the lakes and rivers so we’ve got to keep healthy water bodies in the city.”
Excluding nominations for school board trustees, the Nomination Paper for Mayor or Councillor must be filed with the prescribed declaration of endorsement of nomination by at least 25 Kawartha Lakes electors.
All required forms must be hand delivered in person or by the candidate’s agent to the Office of the City Clerk beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday July 27, 2018 until 2pm (Nomination Day). Prospective candidates may not incur any expenses or solicit or accept contributions related to their campaign until they have filed their nomination paper with the City Clerk.
New for the 2018 is the requirement for all Third Party Advertisers to register with the Office of the City Clerk.
The Municipal Election is on October 22, 2018.