In my years of service as the Provincial Member of Parliament for Aurora, I came to recognize the need for and the benefit of strong leadership for our community. A strong leader is multi-dimensional. They are there when you need them, not just when it is convenient for them. I believe that the Aurora community has benefited greatly from the stable and strong leadership Geoff Dawe has provided to Aurora and all of its residents over the past eight years.
By using my skills as a successful businessman for more than 40 years, I brought civility back. I got Council working again. I opened the doors at Town Hall, and I lowered taxes. I opened Aurora for business.
Aurora continues to be a community of choice for people. We continue to be rated by MoneySense magazine as one of the best places to live in Canada. We have great schools, great amenities, and great trails and parks. Our sports, cultural programs and Town events are the envy of the Region.
Aurora has benefited from growth both financially and culturally. Over the past few years, our community has welcomed newcomers from many diverse cultures and traditions, and together we have flourished and furthered Aurora’s legacy of inclusiveness.
My family and I have been residents in Aurora for over 20 years. I have known Geoff for many years and his support of The ABLE Network has been outstanding. At ABLE, we support adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Mayor Dawe has shown amazing support for inclusivity of Aurora residents of all abilities. Geoff’s openness to diversity is an important quality for the Mayor of Aurora to have going forward. Mayor Dawe has been a very positive influence on our town and has accomplished many things in the last four years. I strongly endorse Geoff to be our Mayor in the next municipal election.
Barb AllanAurora Resident since 1998 Founding Director, The ABLE Network
Geoff, I’m happy to see you have decided to seek re-election as Mayor of Aurora. During your tenure as Mayor, in our discussions, you have always found balanced solutions that consider the best interests of your constituents. We have made a lot of progress working together over the past 8 years, which has produced positive results for Aurora, Newmarket and the Northern Six Municipalities of York Region. The successful collaboration we have forged will be critical to solving issues that affect our communities, and I look forward to your constructive contributions.