Young mayoral candidate among 21 running for city’s top job
Rocco Achampong launches his campaign Feb. 1
By Kris Scheuer
Rocco Kusi Achampong is running for mayor of Toronto in the 2010 election.
I don’t know much about this 31-year-old young man, but he knocked on the Town Crier‘s city hall press office this afternoon to introduce himself to me.
He officially launches his mayoral campaign at U of T’s Hart House debate room on Feb. 1 at 5:30 pm if you want to hear more from him personally. I was impressed he came by to speak to members of the city hall press corps and he was armed with a BIO, contact info, press release for his campaign launch and accompanied by his media relations officer Taylor Scott.
Now that alone is not enough to impress me into endorsing or voting for a candidate, but if you have read my column on people running for council he’s off to a good start.
Here’s a brief look at who Rocco Achampong is based on the BIO he supplied:
Born on Christmas Day, 1978 in Tema, Ghana. He is a U of T and Osgoode Hall Law School grad. Single and a father of a nine-year-old boy, Achampong has served on student council at U of T and as president of the Black Students’ Association at U of T.
You can also check his website www.roccoformayor.com which launched Feb. 1.