Who am I?
I was born and raised in Guelph, and have been here my entire life. I have two children and 6 grandchildren.
My father immigrated from Italy and was a professional tailor who operated a dry cleaning store. My mother was born in Welland, Ontario. Their strong work ethic enabled them to raise 6 children.
What experience do I have?
Politically, I have three experiences that I believe are extremely relevant for this election.
1) Guelph City Councilor (2003-2006)
While sitting on council, we dealt with a number of serious issues. As a city councilor, I took pride in quickly answering calls from my constituents. I remain committed to transparency, approachability and availability in government.
2) Ontario College of Podiatrists & Chiropodists
I sat as a board member for 10 years, from 2006 to 2016. During this time, I saw first hand the issues and challenges that face the health system, especially in the front-lines with our doctors & nurses.
3) Real Estate Construction & Development Experience
For the past 35 years, I have been a consultant in the above field in Guelph and area. In this area, I dealt with both city and provincial government agencies for the approval of development. I am well aware of government duplication and waste in the system.