Municipal elections in Waterloo Region will be held on October 27. With half a year to go until ballots are cast, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo has reached out to every mayoral candidate in the region who has officially filed to run.

Each candidate has answered the same five questions, and their replies will be reproduced. Today we speak to Paul Hergott, one of two candidates registered to run for mayor of Wellesley Township.

1. What's the most important issue in your city for the next council term?

Keeping roads and bridges up to standards. Recreation projects for young and old.  Developing industrial lands for future employment.

2. Voter turnout is notoriously low, especially in municipal politics. How will you engage voters?

I hope to get voters more involved with project discussions.

3. What would you say is your biggest weakness?

Getting around to talk to all constituents.

4. Who is your political role model, and why?

Locally, Harold Albrecht, because he is honest and hard-working for the common folk.

5. 40 years from now, how do you picture your municipality?

The best cultural community in the Region of Waterloo by keeping our heritage.