Oct 12, 2022
'I want to be part of the team that leads the township towards a more accountable, sustainable and socially responsible future.'
This article was originally published in the King Connection.
Community advocate and volunteer
406 Main Street Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0
King Township - Ward 4
MaryAsselstine.ca, MaryforCommunity@gmail.com, Mary Asselstine – Facebook, @Mary.Asselstine – Instagram
POSITION YOU ARE RUNNING FOR: Ward 4 Councillor
PREVIOUS POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:
I ran for councillor in Ward 4 in 2018. I have worked for three federal and provincial campaigns acting as the local voting day coordinator.
WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO RUN?
I am inspired by the possibilities for King Township and want to be part of the team that leads the township towards a more accountable, sustainable and socially responsible future.
HOW WILL YOU EMBRACE AND CHAMPION DIVERSITY IN THIS ROLE?
King Township is changing and with it the opportunity for more diversity. I will work to open up effective and transparent two-way communication in our communities especially for youth, seniors and marginalized groups.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE ISSUES?
With the development pressures on our community, I want to safeguard and champion natural and cultural heritage while promoting opportunities for affordable and missing middle housing. I want to invest in business development compatible with King Township’s vision that will provide local employment opportunities. I want to develop infrastructure that will allow people to work, shop and stay in their communities.
IF ELECTED, WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS?
Listen, listen and listen some more. I plan to spend my first 100 days listening and learning. I want lead King Township into the future with the help of residents. I plan to have a constituency office to be responsive to people’s needs, host meet and greets, do walking events in the Ward and promote youth involvement at council meetings.
CORRECTION: Oct. 14, 2022 - A previous version of this article had Mary Asselstine spelled incorrectly in the headline.