Candidates and Developers

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, all of the candidates were asked the following questions, and their answers were copied into their profiles below.

1) Have you accepted or do you plan to accept donations from the development and/or construction industry? 

2) Have you accepted or do you plan to accept donations from outside East Gwillimbury?

3) Have you accepted or do you plan to accept donations from local businesses?

4) If you are self-financing this campaign, please briefly explain your reasons.


Rae Bowie

Rae Bowie

Mount Albert, ON

(905) 473-3461

(905) 806-4226

www.raebowie.ca

rae@raebowie.ca

Rae answered on Monday October 6, 2014:

1) No

2) family and friends  only.

3) No

4) Self-financing expect for any donations that might be offered from family and friends. 



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John Eaton

Sharon, ON

(905) 478-1134

www.johneatoneg.com

johneaton.eg@gmail.com


John answered on Wednesday October 8, 2014:

1)   I have not and do not plan on accepting donations from ANYONE including friends and family. 

2)  No contributi0ns from anyone 

3)  No contributions from anyone.

4)  I am self financing 100% as I do not want any perception of favourtism in my decisions at Council.



VirginiaHackson


Virginia Hackson

Sharon, ON

(905)836-7242

virginiahackson.ca

virginia@virginiahackson.ca


Virginia answered on Monday October 6, 2014:

1)  By your definition, I have taken 1 donation that could be considered from the construction category. However, I have taken no contributions from the development industry and have no intention to do so.

2)  Yes, from family and friends.

3)  At this time I have not been offered any contributions however, I would assess them on an individual basis.

4)  I will be self financing this campaign up to 75 - 80%



JackHauseman


Jack Hauseman

Holland Landing, ON

(905) 715-7235

www.jackhauseman.com

jayef.hause@sympatico.ca



Jack answered the questions on Saturday October 4, 2014:

1. No

2. Yes from close friends and family

3. Not so far but possibly from friends who own businesses - but in no way related to the development industry

4. I'll fund most of it because small donations are coming only from friends and family  - cost of campaign signs, literature. ads, etc. will exceed those donations!


MarleneJohnston


Marlene Johnston

Holland Landing, ON

(905) 830-1314

www.marlenejohnston.ca

marlenejohnston@rogers.com


Marlene answered on Monday October 6, 2014:

1.  I will be using only my own funds for the 2014 election.  I will not be accepting any contributions to my campaign.

2.  I will be using only my own funds for the 2014 election.  I will not be accepting any contributions to my campaign.

3.  I will be using only my own funds for the 2014 election.  I will not be accepting any contributions to my campaign.

4.  I will be using only my own funds for the 2014 election.  I will not be accepting any contributions to my campaign.



GregMcLaren


Greg McLaren

Mount Albert, ON

(416) 894-8390

gmclaren@netrover.com



Greg answered the questions on Saturday October 4, 2014:

1. I have not and will not accept donations from any developers or construction firms. 

2. I have not and will not accept donations from anyone outside of east gwillimbury. 

3. I have not and do not plan to accept donations from any local businesses. 


4. I am financing my campaign so that if elected I will be able to vote on issues based only on what is in the best interests of the residents of EG, without any competing interests to be concerned about.  


CathyMorton


Cathy Morton

Mount Albert, ON

(905) 557-0304

www.cathymorton.com

cathy.morton@rogers.com


Cathy answered on Monday October 6, 2014:

1. I am NOT accepting donations from the development/ construction industry nor have I been approached by them as I refused them last time.

2. Any donations outside East Gwillimbury will be from family and or friends only. To this date no

3. There could  be some who have small businesses that are friends.

4. All other funds are my own.


JoePersechini


Joe Persechini

Queensville, ON

(905) 478-7300

joep4eg.wordpress.com

jpersechini@rogers.com

Joe answered on Monday October 6, 2014:

1 No Donation from Development or Contractors .

2 Donation from a Friends one from East  Gwillimbury  one from Aurora.  

3 No Donation from Businesses,and I'm  not planing to  accept any.     

4  I self Financed expect for the two friends. I do not want to feel obligated to any one.


TaraRoyDiClemente


Tara Roy-DiClemente

Sharon, ON

www.tarard.ca

(289)803-2965

tara@tarard.ca


Tara answered the questions on Saturday October 4, 2014:

1) No. None of the developers have even broached the subject with me, which I think speaks volumes about the integrity of my work on behalf of residents thus far.

2) During this campaign period, I have accepted an in-kind donation from personal friends who live in Newmarket.  The couple aspire to live in East Gwillimbury (as many do!).

3) For this campaign period, I have chosen to only accept donations from individuals. In 2010, I accepted one financial contribution of $300 from a small EG business, as well as in-kind donations from three small EG businesses - total value less than $250.

4)  The majority of my campaign expenses will be paid by me personally. The modest amounts in donations that I have accepted will assist in partially defraying the costs incurred.  The costs of my campaign are built into our annual household budget.



PaulTaylor


Paul Taylor

Holland Landing, ON

(905) 836-1423

paulftaylorsr@gmail.com



Paul answered on Monday, October 6, 2014:

1. I will not accept donation from the development or construction industries.

2. No, I have not accepted donations from outside East Gwillimbury.

3. No, I have not accepted and will not accept donations from local  business.

4. I am self financing the campaign. I do not want to feel obligated to any one in my decision making who may have made a donation. Therefore any decisions will be made in the best interest of the Town and it's residents.


SteveWoolridge


Steve Woolridge

Mount Albert, ON

(905) 473-2899

www.votewoolridge.com

woolridge@rogers.com


Steve answered the questions on Saturday October 4, 2014:

1.       I have not accepted any donations from the development and/or construction industry. Nor do I plan to accept any.

2.       I have not accepted any donations from outside of East Gwillimbury. Nor do I plan to accept any.

3.       I have not accepted any donations from local businesses per se. I have donations from 4 of my closest friends who live in EG, two of whom own businesses in EG. One is a dentist office and the other is a coffee shop in town. They have been my closest friends for over a decade and both provided references on my website.

4.       My plan at the offset was to finance my own campaign. I put together a preliminary budget of less than $2k and figured it was manageable in my single income household. As it became apparent that I had the fewest signs out there and had no pamphlets or flyers printed, I needed to increase my spend a little, so it’s nearing the $3k mark now. My close friends, whom are aware of my situation, then offered to assist a little. I was recently endorsed by the CUPE Local 905 union, but I rejected their offer for financial support. Whether it is a developer, corporation, or union, I don’t feel comfortable putting myself in a situation where my morals/ethics could be put into question, whether real or perceived.

 

RyanWright


Ryan Wright

Mount Albert, ON

(905) 251-2439

www.facebook.com/Wright4eg

wrightinneg@gmail.com




JamieYoung


James Young

Holland Landing, ON

(905) 960-9990

www.thinkyoung.ca

jamesryoung48@gmail.com


James answered the questions on Monday October 6, 2014:

1,2,3.  I am the sole contributor to my campaign (and all previous campaigns).

4.  It is a practice I have always followed.

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