Vote 2014

VOTE 2014: Aurora is “better off now than four years ago,” says Dawe launching re-election bid

February 26, 2014   ·   0 Comments

Mayor Geoffrey Dawe is not going to rest on his laurels. The Mayor officially announced his bid for re-election at Wednesday’s annual Mayor’s Luncheon...

VOTE 2014: Thompson has tried to get back to basics as Councillor

With the 2014 election little more than 10 months away, Councillor Michael Thompson says there is still much work to be done. The first-time Councillor, who placed second in the polls behind John Abel, says he and the incumbent Council have tried to get back to basics...

Schools should focus on nurturing tomorrow’s builders, says trustee candidate Usvat

As a woman who trained as a power plant engineer in her native Romania, Aurora’s Liliana Usvat knows firsthand the importance of a technical education.

Mayoral candidates question whether you’re getting the best bang for your tax buck

Over the next several weeks, Aurora voters will be asked by many candidates whether they feel they are getting their best bang from each tax buck, but both candidates in the Mayoral race have different benchmarks on just what that is.

VOTE 2014: Growth will be top of mind if Thompson is re-elected to Council

Michael Thompson came into municipal politics from the business world where decisions are, more often than not, made at a much quicker clip and, for him, that was something of an adjustment to make in his first term on Council.

VOTE 2014: Abram wants to bring environmental, business eye to Council table

This is the second time around for Aurora’s Jim Abram. Mr. Abram, who ran for Council in the October 2010 election, has once again declared his candidacy.

VOTE 2014: Growth geared towards grown-ups is a vision for candidate Ian Clark

lot can happen in a decade or two – just ask Aurora’s Ian Clark. Mr. Clark, a 12-year resident of Aurora had his first taste of the Town as a border at St. Andrew’s College. A software engineer by...

VOTE 2014: Gallo launches mayoral campaign with bid to give “power back to the people”

Get ready to see a lot more of John Gallo. Gallo officially launched his mayoral bid before a packed fundraising dinner at The Mansion on Saturday night. Joined by his family, he said Aurorans are...

VOTE 2014: Serving the community is about more than business experience, says Roy Cohen

As an active soccer coach with the Aurora Youth Soccer Club, Roy Cohen has had little time to let grass grow under his feet but, in his view, the same cannot be said for Aurora Council in helping to meet the needs of Aurora’s budding athletes.

VOTE 2014: Incoming Council needs to eye legacy project, says candidate Carl Barrett

After living in Aurora for 17 years, and being active with his daughter in the local sporting community, Carl Barrett was looking to expand his horizons – and has already found that “eye-opener” at Town Hall.

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