Browse the answers below from the 2018 municipal election candidates in the Town of West Lincoln.
The last four years as councillor has been a rich experience as well as an honour to put my mark on this dedicated community.
It has highlighted a diversity of opinion and direction our small but growing township may take in the future.
I prefer and promote fiscal responsibility and modest, controlled growth with a balance that respects our agricultural heritage and a changing residential fabric.
I will continue to uphold these values as mayor.
While on Council for the past eight years, I’ve been able to help West Lincoln better position itself to achieve positive results. I have strong negotiation skills and I believe I can do more for our community as mayor. Our community needs change now so that we have strong leadership at Council, the Region and at the Conservation Authority. I’ve been deeply troubled by the loss of integrity and public trust at the Region, it’s time to stop that and bring back the kind of representation people can build a bright future on.
As mentor once said, “the only way to change what is happening around you, is to join that change.”
I believe in hard work and saving for the future.
I, Paul Wiebe, am here to make sure that the decisions being made by our elected officials are fiscally responsible, and transparent.
We as a community need to take control of our frivolous
spending habits. Instead, focus on building up our less privileged community members, not beating them down with new taxation.
A vote for me is a vote to help, and understand the needs of the community.
Doug Joyner did not provide a photo or answers to any of the questions offered.
I have lived in West Lincoln my entire life, raising my family here and participating in various organizations to improve and enhance life in this community.
Having spent 22 years as an elected representative with the Township of West Lincoln and the District School Board of Niagara, I'm a people person, listening and responding to oncerns of the residents, when making decisions.
I would promote economic development by way of commercial / agricultural/ residential to benefit growth of our agricultural rural area. I would encourage road improvements, removal of over growth and dead tree removal, as well as surface treatment.
A vote for me is a vote for transparency and truthfulness. I am not politically correct as I have the tendency to ” call it as I see it”.
I think that is what a lot of my constituents like about me. I understand, appreciate and respect the taxpayers who live in the rural areas of West Lincoln. I am a strong voice for the agricultural community. I am not easily intimidated by the political process of Council which has been proven time and time again in my 11 years in Office.
You should continue to vote for me because I have been a strong voice for Ward 1 working strong for the all my residents. I have also been a resident of this community for 35 year and I fully understand the issues that arise in this area. Roads and infrastructure, as well as our Fire Department have been my priority in this term of council, funding these areas for Ward 1 has been really essential to me. I want to continue being that strong voice on council to get the job done for my residents.
I am a knowledgeable and dedicated member of West Lincoln. When I moved to West Lincoln 4-years ago, I embraced rural living and continued to raise my family and build my Paralegal business. I have an expanding knowledge of the Canadian and Ontario justice system and a vast comprehension of the law and by-laws which regulate our community and the members who live in it. Vote Edward Woods because I’m a passionate member of West Lincoln and I believe that the skills I have acquired through real life experience and my career, will be an asset to the West Lincoln Council.
I will work to create a cooperative environment that encourages participation and open discussion within the community. I believe that a strong community is one that identifies the strengths of people within it, and provides people with the opportunity to use those strengths in a responsible way.
Together, we must work towards municipal regulations that support the responsible growth of our community. Rules exist for a reason, but it is critical that those rules don’t hinder growth. A gentle, appropriate balance is what is necessary; a balance that builds community.
As both a resident and business owner in Ward 2, I am 100% dedicated to the success of my small community. I believe the small communities of West Lincoln have tons of unutilized potential. The key to growing our small towns is business development and the way to do that is through infrastructure.
Improving infrastructure will increase the quality of life of every resident and visitor, as well as incentivise individuals to choose West Lincoln as a place to open new businesses. No one community within West Lincoln will flourish without the others.
I believe that we have been blessed with a wonderful community here in West Lincoln and I would love to see this community continue to have healthy growth and be a place where every Canadian can live, enjoy prosperity and freedom for their families.
I have been married to my wife Janice for 21 years and we and our 13 children have lived on Sixteen Rd in St. Anns since we got married!
We are thankful for our wonderful neighbors and I have always believed that we are called to give back to our communities, this is one way I can!
Eric Leith did not submit a photo or answers to any of the questions offered.
My provisions for West Lincoln are unique. I bring new ideas, new commitment and new values to our town. Our Council needs young politicians who are willing to get their hands dirty and get things done. Voting for young politicians on Council ensures that we are building a sustainable town for future generations. As a human rights advocate I always fight for what is right and what the people need. Everyone has a voice and it needs to be heard.
Voters looking for dedicated, honest, and open representation
should vote for me!
I am committed to thoroughly reading the information in agenda packages and doing personal research on issues, prior to all meetings thus allowing me to ask difficult questions and make informed-decisions, on the topics presented to Council.
Additionally I am committed to showing respect for the time and concerns of residents, by promptly returning phone calls and answering emails.
Being a longtime resident of West Lincoln, puts me in the enviable position of looking to the future of our growing community, while
not losing sight of the past.
Voters should vote for me because I am dedicated hard working and honest . I genuinely care about the wellbeing of the residence of West Lincoln, Also I will do what is right for our community.
I’m a family man that is hard-working, devoted, and goal driven. As a successful entrepreneur of more than 12 years, I understand the importance of prioritizing, meeting deadlines, and being prompt to respond to people. I have the ability to problem solve and trouble shoot under pressure. If lucky enough to be elected as councillor, I know I can make a difference and do what’s in the best interest of this great community!
West Lincoln needs a strong leader who will work hard for ratepayers.
As a township councillor I have worked hard to represent everyone in our community. As a Regional Councillor I will continue being a voice for you.
I will work to make sure your tax dollars are re-invested into improvements that help everyone in our community.
You should vote for me because I have a passion for being involved to make a difference in our community. And yes I already represent West Lincoln and Niagara at the Region for many years through various committees.
I have shown this by spending a large part of my life representing West Lincoln in many different ways. e.g. Poultryfest, Chairman of the CLC at Regional #12 Landfill, Regional Waste Mangement committee, Chairman of the Niagara North Federation of Agriculture, and past two term West Lincoln councillor.