2022 Windsor Election Rose City Politics Candidate Questionnaire answers:
1. What is your prior political experience?
I’m a fresh face to politics
2. Why are you running?
The quality of the ward I live in (ward 9) has been diminishing at an incredible rate over the last few years. Crime is going up, drug use in parks and other family-friendly areas is up, litter and drug paraphernalia are aplenty all throughout the ward. This cannot continue. There needs to be a major change to allow families to feel safe and secure in this area.
3. What do you do currently for a living?
A Program Manager in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry
4. What is the biggest issue affecting the ward you are running for?
Crime by far. A once safe ward has turned into a crime haven, especially at the many motels in the area. The individuals who are housed at the motels venture away from the motels into the residential areas in Ward 9 and are breaking into houses, cars, even businesses. It’s not even safe for children to go to parks in the area anymore as drug abusers and drug paraphernalia are common sites these days.
5. What is the biggest issue affecting the city of Windsor?
Homelessness, Crime and Unemployment Rate.
6. Are you seeking any endorsements?
Yes I am
7. Have you received any endorsements?
Friends of Adie Knox (1 star out of 3) and Young Women in Motion.
8. Will you continue the “hold the line on taxes” policy?
Yes, of course, especially after financially unstable Covid-years
9. Do you support the mega-hospital location?
Yes I do, it is a centralized location to all of Windsor-Essex, as long as the existing hospitals remain as Urgent Care Centre’s.
10. Do you support strong mayor legislation?
No. The mayor should not be able to make decisions on his own, the City Council should absolutely be able to vote on all issues and topics.
11. Should the city use taxpayers dollars to bring jobs to the area?
Yes, Windsor must do more to get the unployment rate down and bring more jobs to the area.
12. If you are running in a ward with an incumbent who is also running, why is change necessary, and why are you the person to deliver it?
Mainly back to point number 4, Crime. The crime in Ward 9 has jumped up exponentially. Children do not feel safe. Families do not feel safe. Cars are being broken into. Houses are being broken into. Personal items are being stolen right from under people’s noses, even on camera, and police are telling residents there is nothing they can do. Why is this? And what is city council doing about it? Absolutely nothing from what we can see. But bronze statues are going up and street car restorations are happening, but crime is also skyrocketing. Things must change, or soon, there will be much worse crimes happening and things will spiral even further out of control.
13. How many hours per week do you plan to allocate towards council business if elected?
I work full time every day until 4:30pm. I am prepared to dedicate my entire afternoon towards council business.
14. Do you live in the ward you are running for?
Yes I do
15. What agencies, boards, or committees do/have you served on, and in what capacity?
I have not served on any agencies or committees.
16. What person, animal or fictional character should be Windsor’s unofficial mascot?
Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars. This is because Automobiles are extremely important to Windsor. Also, because Windsor is home to many various people with many different characteristics and this is what makes Windsor special.