Why should I vote for you?

Browse the answers below from the 2018 municipal election candidates from Lincoln, Ontario.

Mayor

Rob Condotta

Rob Condotta

Residents of the Town of Lincoln should vote for me because we can no longer mortgage our children’s future. A 22% increase in spending over the last 3 years is irresponsible to the the taxpayer.

Sandra Easton

Sandra Easton

As Mayor for the past four years, I provided strong, consistent and fair representation. If re-elected, I will continue to focus on my top priorities:
• Building a Strong and Vibrant Community through proper planning, improved transportation and investments in the Town’s arts, culture, sports and recreation assets.
• Promoting Lincoln’s “Open for Business” approach to attract job-creating investment and strengthen support for local business
• Providing Strong Oversight to ensure the Town operates responsibly, effectively, efficiently

Ward 1

Adam Russell

Adam Russell

My wife, Erin, and I have lived in Beamsville for over 10 years. We have chosen to raise our family here because of what it has to offer. I want to protect our community; I want to enhance our Downtown, but most importantly I will increase the engagement between Council and our citizens. Everyone has concerns; I want to listen and channel those voices to shape our town and community. I bring almost 20 year’s experience in relationship building that will help me facilitate a better relationship with the community. Let’s shape our town together.

Dianne Rintjema

Dianne Rintjema

I am very thankful for the support I have received during my first two terms as a Councillor for The Town of Lincoln.
I look around at the people I have had the privilege of getting to know and the privilege of serving and I am constantly inspired to work to enhance and improve this wonderful place we call home. I don’t and won’t give up or slow down because I love what I do.

Martin Poos

Martin Poos

Why vote for me ? I first moved into town in 1968 and don't ever plan to leave as candidate I needed to be nominated by 25 residence in the town of Lincoln. all candidates did the same neighbor's, relatives. I went to the business of what we call downtown core and to the residence who live and work in it. this was important process to me. I don't know if anyone  said no.
I'm the candidate that wants to make Lincoln fruitful again. Just like the fruit trees that have been pulled our downtown core is disappearing and properties left empty. I'm ready .

Scott Gabel

Scott Gabel

I will make every effort to serve the residents of Ward 1 and Lincoln with honesty and integrity.  I will listen to the residents and business owners of Ward 1 and be an advocate for their concerns.

Erik Rogerson

Erik Rogerson

I have been a long-time Lincoln resident, since I was born, in fact. I’ve grown up here. I’ve seen Lincoln grow and change over the past three decades, and now that I am permanently settled here in town, having just started a family of my own – the prosperity and continuity of small town Lincoln values are at the forefront of my attention. I would love nothing more than to represent the people of ward 1, ensuring their interests are at the center of everything we do in council.

Justin Zegers

Justin Zegers

I am always willing to meet with neighbour’s and discuss issues that have arisen or are ongoing. So that we might in a timely manner find a solution that is beneficial to those involved.

Ward 2

Tony Brunet

Tony Brunet

I will be honest with all residents and appreciate and respect they all have a voice in Municipal and Regional matters.
I will operate in an open and transparent manner.
I will be accountable for the decisions I make and communicate with residents in a clear and appropriate fashion.
The last 4 years have been a steep learning curve, challenging but extremely rewarding.
We have begun many Community initiatives and projects focused on sustainable growth into the future.
I ask for your vote on October 22nd to allow me to continue to work hard for you.

Jan Olberholzer, Lincoln, Ward 2

Jan Oberholzer

Lincoln requires councillors that are in touch with the needs of the community and can address these needs in a timely fashion. Council should represent public interest, not self-interest. Currently, 3 of 8 Lincoln councillors are connected to construction companies, which is a huge conflict of interest when holding public office. Personally, I have no ties to the construction industry.
If voted into office, I will promote accountability in council decisions, push for healthy communities (walk-in clinic, more healthcare professionals) as well as sustainable development (no development on the Greenbelt, affordable housing).

JD Pachereva

J.D. Pachereva

Experience and passion matter.
I have been fortunate the last two terms to serve as infrastructure chair, and with Council championed the replacement of our aging water-mains.
This term, more than ever we invested in roads, parks and beautification. Our water/wastewater system is now at a point of self-sustainability.
We continue to deliver clean, safe drinking water to our residents and businesses.
All these investments, while not glamorous, are essential in making sure we have a healthy safe community.
I am proud to say that as an organization, we’re listening and responding to residents and delivering services they want.

Stephanie Villers

Stephanie Villers

My academic and vocational experience is ideally aligned for the role. I have a Law Clerk diploma from NCAAT, an Honours B.A. in Political Science from Brock, and an MBA from Goodman. I’m a University Lecturer at UoGuelph and small business owner with nearly a decade of prior experience in a Fortune-500 firm. Beyond this, I’m passionately committed to meeting the evolving needs of residents as we continue to grow in a sustainable and equitable manner. Living in the heart of my ward, with my husband and children, I am attuned to the needs of our community.

Ward 3

Dave Klassen

Dave Klassen

As a life-long Lincoln resident, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with members in our community on various levels: I own two local businesses, am a Board Member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, new father and husband, community supporter and most recently, a Lincoln Rotarian. I am keenly aware of the issues that affect our community. I see and hear the struggles and concerns of residents, and I want to be their voice at the Town of Lincoln.

Paul MacPherson

Paul MacPherson

It’s been a privilege to have served the residents of Ward 3 for the past 4 years.  This term your council adopted and implemented an aggressive agenda focusing on Road Maintenance & Safety, Economic Development, Communications, Cultural Planning & Customer Service; all clearly communicated while knocking on doors for the 2014 election.  Goals were established with action items identified.  We have been very successful moving the needle in all areas, engaging our residents in the process.  I continue seeing Lincoln having so much potential with more work to be done. Looking forward to hearing from Ward 3 residents this fall.

Mike Mikolic

Mike Mikolic

As a citizen who has lived, worked, and played in the Jordan/Vineland area for over 30 years, I feel very connected and knowledgeable regarding the pulse of the community. As a retiring owner of a successful business within the area, I feel very confident with making difficult financial decisions that would respect the taxpayer and their hard earned dollars. Throughout my experiences, whether challenging or easy, I’ve learned what the risks with complacency can be, as well as what the rewards for effort, grit and dedication are and I hope to bring these qualities and experiences to town hall.

Jay Millington

Jay Millington

I love living in Lincoln. Until earlier this year, I hadn’t considered running for council, but one of council’s decisions changed that for me. When I heard about a plan to put Wi-Fi internet service in Charles Daley Park and the Beamsville Lions Park, I had to scratch my head and wonder why we need internet in our green spaces, those places where we spend quality family time outdoors, places where we go to get away from our electronics. Obviously this is a small issue, but I will bring common sense representation and decision-making for Ward 3 to Lincoln council.

Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson

Over the last term much has been accomplished due to Council's creation of the “Future Focus” document. During that time I have advocated for residents of Ward 3 and worked with Council to make informed, sound decisions benefiting our community. Working as a team has allowed many strategic items to be accomplished but there is still much work to be done, I am committed to continuing to work hard to improve our great community and to represent your issues at Town hall. I will keep value for money, customer service and resident affordability at the forefront of my decision making.

Ward 4

Alvin Danyluck

To vote for Alvin Danyluck will be a vote for stability. Have the experience to make proper decisions. This would keep the Town out of Financial difficulty and keep taxes down. 

Sarah Philbrick-Djerfi

Sarah Philbrick-Djerfi

I have been a lifelong resident of Ward 4, four generations of my family currently live in Lincoln, therefore I am highly invested in the success of this area. I want to ensure that Lincoln remains a thriving town through job development, I want to ensure Lincoln remains a age-friendly and accessible town through engaging in the use of universal design and age-friendly design.
Finally, I want to ensure that Lincoln remains an inclusive community for all individuals of varying incomes through working with developers to encourage affordable housing inclusion. 

Brian Romagnoli

Brian Romagnoli

With this election, I am committing myself to serving the people of Lincoln, particularly Ward 4 which covers a large and diverse area in the center of town. I have family roots here that span several generations, and have earned the trust of the people through leadership and supporting roles in local organizations and government agencies.
I have the energy, passion and experience to bring forth new and productive ideas to Council, and will hold the line on taxes and curb unneccesary spending. I always enjoy interacting with people, and genuinely care about the health and welfare of my community.

Greg Reimer

Greg Reimer

As a life long Lincoln resident; the existing relationships & affiliations I have built in the community will serve beneficial when making decisions at council.  The experiences of operating a small business in Lincoln for 27 years has enabled me to make difficult decisions and be fiscally responsible. I believe a key factor in a cohesive Council is to be a team player. My experience as a coach of minor sports & volunteering in the community, has allowed me to strengthen this attribute.

Lynn Timmers

Lynn Timmers

As a sixth generation living and working in Lincoln, I am dedicated and passionate about our beautiful town. My family have made our life here as do our children and grandchildren. I am proud to call Lincoln my home, and I am privileged to be a public servant giving back to my community. We are changing and growing, with many exciting opportunities and our future is bright and optimistic. I believe open, positive communication is very important as we plan for the present and the future. I will always put people first. Working together for a strong, inclusive prosperous Community.

Regional Councillor

Rob Foster

Rob Foster

I have been a member of Lincoln Town Council for 18 continuous years. I have a record of success and leadership when it comes to our community – our investments in infrastructure are paying dividends, we have new state of the art facilities, and we are a growing prosperous community.
I have always believed in transparency and accountability, two important characteristics needed at the Region of Niagara. And my time as a Director at AMO (Association of the Municipalities of Ontario) has given me a first hand look at the province, advocating for our needs.

John Kralt

John Kralt

As a lifelong resident and local business owner and operator in the Town of Lincoln, I have been privileged to participate along with my wife Martha in the Town’s life in a variety of capacities as a volunteer and as an elected official on Town Council.  Through this involvement, I have enjoyed and have gained an appreciation and understanding of our community.  I believe those experiences have given me the ability to effectively assess our needs as a municipality, not only for today but also for the future, including Lincoln’s place in the Niagara Region. 

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