I am a proud Hamiltonian who has lived in our wonderful city all my life. My Dad worked on the assembly line at the Ford Motor company, and he and my mom raised their 4 children in Stoney Creek. I went to high school at Cardinal Newman and later by waiting tables and working summers in a factory, I was able to attend McMaster University here in town.
Hamilton and Hamiltonians are my bedrock and my inspiration.
In 1997, I was honoured to be elected City Councillor for Ward 2. During my three terms on Council, I chaired the solid waste management committee, the municipal non-profit housing corporation, and co-chaired the health and social services committee.
Since 2004, it has been a privilege to serve Hamiltonians as the MPP for Hamilton Centre.
Now, I am honoured to run for Mayor of this city I love.
There is so much to be done at City Hall. As Mayor, I bring my years of experience, my proven track record in public life, and my deep roots in Hamilton to tackle the challenges that face us today and to prepare our city for a vibrant future.
Together we can ensure that Hamilton thrives and is a great place to call home. This detailed Action Plan for a Thriving Hamilton lays out what I want to accomplish as Mayor in the coming term, and how we can achieve these goals.