TORONTO, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - On Friday, May 9th, Jon Burnside filed nomination papers and announced his candidacy to become the next City Councillor for Ward 26, Toronto.
Burnside explains, "Our Ward deserves better. We need a champion for our communities -- someone who will listen to us and work with us, not against us. We need better results for our community".
Jon Burnside's lifetime of service officially began as member of the Toronto Police Service, between 1991 and 2001. Burnside made our communities safer over his 10 years as a police officer in Leaside, Bennington Heights, Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park.
"Running for City Council is not the start of something new for me; it is a continuation of the work I have been doing in our community for over 25 years. This experience has helped me understand what's working, what's not working and what we can do better -- much better."
As a successful business owner, community leader, youth sports coach and police officer, Burnside has been a positive force in this community for more than 25 years. He is a member of the Flemingdon Neighbourhood Service Board and Ontario Government Trillium Grant Review Team, Convenor of Leaside Girls' Softball, founder of the Flemingdon Park House League Hockey Program and recipient of both the Kathleen Wynne Community Service Award and the Toronto Police Community Service Award.
In 2010, Jon Burnside finished a close second place in the Ward 26 Council race, coming within 400 votes of victory. Burnside's constituent focused, consensus building and results oriented approach offer a clear contrast to the status quo.
"When I look around our community, I see more than buildings, concrete, roads and bylaws -- I see friends, families and neighbours. At its heart, a community is comprised of people. I'm passionate about this community because I care about the people who live in it."
SOURCE: Jon Burnside Campaign
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