No incumbent, nine candidates compete for vote
Seat up for grabs in competitive race
It’s eleven days until election day. And I am still an undecided voter for mayor, trustee and council candidates in my Ward 19. As a political reporter who interviews candidates, writes city hall stories and pleads with people to be informed voters: I need to take my own advice.
In the past, I have had the advantage of interviewing candidates in elections in the different downtown Toronto ridings and wards I have lived in.
Or my colleagues have done stories on the local candidates where I reside, so that’s always helped me stay on top of issues, who is running and what they stand for.
This election, the Town Crier where I work has been heavily covering the election since last year even before candidates started officially registering Jan. 4. But we are not covering Ward 19. So I am on my own.
Besides reading campaignmaterial and dropping by the offices of local candidates in my neighbourhood, I am attending a Ward 19 debate tonight.
I hope to become better informed.
I will let you know tomorrow (Fri Oct 15) my thoughts on the registered candidates for this Trinity-Spadina Ward 19: David (Ted) Footman, Mike Layton, Jim Likourezos, Sean McCormick, Karlene Nation, George Sawision, Jason Stevens, Karen Sun and Rosario Bruto (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here’s some David Footman highlights to refresh your memory of the debate!
Awesome. Thanks so much. I will watch the video and hope other Ward 19 voters do to to refresh our memories from the debate or learn more about the candidates. Kris
Hope he wins. He has practical and straight forward solutions. Mostly the other just make promises with no words of how. Ted Footman really knows his stuff.
Sorry for the delay on updating my impressions from the debate. I have been writing other stories at work and too tired at night lately after some long days to write up some of the comments from the debate as promised, will do so soon.