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Windsor Votes: Ward 1

Unofficial election results from the City of Windsor.

Position Name Votes
COUNCILLORDrew DILKENS6312
COUNCILLORMatt FORD1437
COUNCILLORJoel BENTLEY873
Note: Unofficial results released by the City of Windsor

Candidates for Councillor

Joel Bentley

Occupation: CUPE National Rep

Platform:

Friends and Neighbours,

Our City is not better off today than it was three years ago. I am seeking the office of City Councillor in Ward One because I want to make a contribution toward improving our community.

I believe strongly that our elected representatives should work toward building bridges around matters of shared values and goals. Battle lines have no place in the politics of our community and cannot form the basis of our revitalization efforts.

It is time for Windsor to put its best foot forward again. It is time that we demand that our Mayor and Council work cooperatively at revitalizing aging neighbourhoods, at refurbishing city parks, and at developing the top-notch infrastructure and policies that will draw new business to our city.

I have a three-point platform of economic, neighbourhood and democratic revitalization that will orient my approach to the issues, if elected. Details can be found on my campaign web page at: www.joelbentley.ca

Through open and creative discussion we can build a community together in the City of Windsor that works for all of its Citizens. One that is reflective of our collective character. Together we can and we will turn this City around.

     

Drew Dilkens (Incumbent)

Occupation: Law Student |Candidate Website

 (more information when available)

     

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Matt Ford

Candidate Website

Platform: Dear neighbours,

We all know the problems: high unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, reckless spending, reckless ideas, sky rocketing water rates, and reduced public services for the high taxes we pay, all embodied in a fear of the unknown.

Local municipal leaders, are asking for your trust and four more years to get it right. Yet these are some of the same people who have chosen to defer decisions, launch endless studies, or make decisions that have led the city to further problems. Some of them have been around for so many years that they feel they own the seat.

We need bold new ideas from new people who aren't afraid to take on the status quo in order to reduce taxes, fix water rates, and attract investments.

Government is not supposed to be our master, but our servant.

I'm willing to put taxpayers concerns first, so I ask for your trust and support and I look forward to serving my fellow neighbours of Ward one.

CBC News contacted all candidates in mid-August, prior to the election, and asked them to submit a photograph, website address, Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as 200 words outlining their platform. The content here represents what CBC has received to date.