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Ward 1 Candidate: Syed Bakht
Oct17

Ward 1 Candidate: Syed Bakht

Syed Bakht did not respond to the request for an interview from The Silhouette. The following information was reported by The Hamilton Spectator. Bakht is self-employed in tax and accounting services. He was involved with the finance department of United Way for six years. Bakht’s platform priorities include basic services, existing playgrounds and small business growth. He emphasizes the importance of addressing affordable housing....

Ward 1 Candidate: Carol Lazich
Oct17

Ward 1 Candidate: Carol Lazich

Photo C/O Carol Lazich Lazich responded to the request for an interview, but her responses did not address all of the questions asked by The Silhouette. This profile was supplemented with information from The Hamilton Spectator and MacVotes campaign. Lazich was the president of the Strathcona Community Council. She has also been involved as a board member with Crime Stoppers and in various capacities at the Art Gallery and George...

Ward 1 Candidate: Maureen Wilson
Oct17

Ward 1 Candidate: Maureen Wilson

Photo C/O Maureen Wilson Maureen Wilson served as the chief of staff to the mayor in Hamilton from 2000 to 2002. She was also the executive assistant to the regional chairman in the Hamilton-Wentworth region for three years and has been involved in various senior roles with schools and city committees. Wilson is focused on addressing safer streets and affordable housing. She also hopes to improve transit, including GO, LRT and the...

Ward 1 Candidate: Jordan Geertsma
Oct17

Ward 1 Candidate: Jordan Geertsma

Photo C/O Jordan Geertsma Jordan Geertsma has been the operating owner of the Snooty Fox in Westdale Village for the past 10 years. While he has no previous political involvement, he has contributed to several community organizations. Geertsma’s main focuses are safe roads, increasing communication and advocacy for Ward 1 residents and housing licensing and inspections. From Geertsma’s perspective, the lack of affordable housing stems...

Ward 1 Candidate: Sharon Anderson
Oct04

Ward 1 Candidate: Sharon Anderson

Photo C/O Sharon Anderson Sharon Anderson is a civil engineer who has worked with municipal governments for the past eight years. Anderson’s main platform points are communication between groups, affordable housing and safe streets. Anderson hopes to address affordable housing by keeping taxes low and increasing housing units. To do so, she will use policies and bylaws to promote mid-size developments along main corridors. On transit,...

Ward 1 Candidate: Harrison White
Oct04

Ward 1 Candidate: Harrison White

Photo C/O Harrison White Harrison White has not been highly involved with a political party in the past. Instead, he was involved with senior homes and food drives. White was a member of the Guelph Youth Council and has worked at the Canada Revenue Agency. White’s three focuses are transit, infrastructure and affordable housing. Regarding student housing, White hopes that improving transit will encourage students to consider living...