I have been overwhelmed by the response to Monday night's victory. I believe that the hundreds of messages and phone calls of support forced my telephone into meltdown yesterday. Once again, I want to thank my campaign team, Lisa Wells and Mike Smith who spent yesterday with me taking down signs as we wrap up the campaign. All of my friends, family and volunteers have made this an amazing experience. I am very excited with the make-up of our council, we have a dynamic team with the varied experience, skills and knowledge to move this township forward.
I also want to take the time to acknowledge Heidi Connaroe and her campaign team as well as all of the candidates who put their names forward but were not successful. Running for office is a selfless, humbling act and the community thanks you for putting your names forward. I also spent part of the day contacting my friends who ran successfully in their regions. Congratulations to all of them!
My work also started yesterday. All of our Facebook, Twitter and Campaign Websites became communication sites where I will be posting regular updates and messages about things going on in the Township. I am focused on Community, Growth and Prosperity. Meetings and Information sessions also will begin right away. In the next few days, I will be turning on my own system to capture resident messages that need action. The official oath of office will happen on December 1st but I am sure that there will be much more to talk about between then and now! Thanks again for the vote of confidence and I look forward to communicating with you on a regular basis!
PS: We also received excellent news from Queens Park where Steve Clark confirmed with the minister the results of the casino referendum in Kingston.