Mayor Drew Dilkens? Councillor Throws His Hat Into The Ring

Tuesday August 5th, 2014

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City Councillor Drew Dilkens could be Windsor’s next mayor.

Dilkens announced his candidacy for the mayor’s office just after 11:30am this morning, in front of the Downtown Aquatic Complex.

“We must build on our success,” said Dilkens, who gestured to the Aquatic Complex which he said was an example of success over the past several years with no tax increases.

Dilkens listed jobs as a priority.

“We all know the heartbeat of any city is its economy – and to be more direct, jobs.”

He said the economy in Windsor must continue to diversify and he’ll be looking for all sorts of opportunities.

“Under my leadership, there is no place too far, there is not a person I won’t meet, there is no idea too crazy and there is no investment too small that I will not explore and bring back to this community,” he said.

Dilkens stressed his platform will include holding the line on taxes, much like current Mayor Eddie Francis has done.

“The goal every year is to have a 0% tax increase.”

He said the importance of no tax increases was based on the fact that families can’t spend more than they bring in.

The 42-year-old councillor also plans to continue the “record pace of investing in our infrastructure and building a better quality of life for all Windsorites.”

Dilkens joins Ernie The Baconman, Timothy Dugdale, Robin Easterbrook, Larry Horwitz, Raymond Poisson and Mike Tessier in the race for mayor.

Windsorites go to the polls on October 27th.

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