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October, 2010:

Campaign update and future activities

So – only 16 days until the October 25th vote and everyone’s campaign is in full swing! I just saw Lorne Rachlis at the Main Street Farmer’s Market, and he is looking positive and invigorated!

First, a huge thank you to those who have pounded the pavement with us and delivered flyers. We can’t tell you how much it means to us. All the great support – putting out signs, spreading the word about the election – we’re so very appreciative.

Now to some upcoming events:

October 13 – Riverview Park Community Association http://rpca.wordpress.com/

October 14 –
1 – Rockcliffe Park Residents’ Association http://www.rockcliffepark.ca/Elections2010.pdf

2 – Advance Vote Day 10am to 8 pm!! (for those on the south end of the Zone, the polling station is at Jim Durrell; in the north it’s the Rockcliffe Park Community Centre)

October 17 – Private local event

October 19 – Vincent Massey School Council meetinghttp://www.vincentmasseyps.ocdsb.ca/council.htm#OctoberCouncilNews

October 20 – Hawthorne Public School Council meeting
http://www.hawthorneps.ocdsb.ca/

October 21& 22 – Campaign blitz (bus stops, more doors!)

October 23 – Brief break from campaign to attend the Pleasant Park/ Hawthorne Used Book Sale http://www.pleasantparkps.ocdsb.ca/index.php?id=34

October 25 – ELECTION DAY

Not a campaign event, but here is the link to the Board calendar for October:http://www.ocdsb.edu.on.ca/au_bot_meeting-dates.asp

You can find information about John’s candidacy in many places:

Facebook

Elect John for Trustee

Web site
http://marshallzone6.wordpress.com/

E-mail John:
marshall4ocdsb@gmail.com

Twitter
@marshall4ocdsb

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

And a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! While we be out on the streets Saturday and Sunday, Monday is family time.

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Trustee candidates head to Alta Vista PS

I love opportunities to do what I am doing this evening: meeting and interacting with a school community.

Like I have said, good communication is key. And good communication begins on the campaign trail but cannot end on voting day.

If you are an Alta Vista PS parent, come on out to the AGM at 7 pm. Trustee candidates will be joining the meeting at 8.

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Well… I won’t win any Emmys, but I didn’t do too bad.

Last night’s airing on Rogers TV of some of the Trustee candidates in Zones 1 through 6 was quite informative. The range of preparation and talent in front of the camera was very wide. Some were very, very comfortable and completely prepared. And of course, others not so much.

I think I fell into the former rather than the latter though there were a few candidates whose experience shone through much brighter than mine.

And that is that as far as television goes in this campaign – as far as we Trustee candidates are concerned. Some candidates may have something planned independently, but unlike the Council and Mayoral candidates, our 90 seconds of fame is pretty much it.

Happily, people are taking the initiative and emailing questions about my stance on certain issues… keeps me busy but I’m glad to do my part in keeping our communities informed.

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Watch for me at 10 pm TONIGHT on Rogers cable 22!

It may not be an interview with Peter Mansbridge, but I do appreciate Rogers TV Ottawa giving Trustee candidates 90 seconds to introduce themselves (or re-introduce themselves) to a wider audience.

I haven’t yet seen it, so it is an understatement for me to say that I am a bit nervous – more nervous in fact than I was when in front of the camera.

I hope you watch. And, as always, if you have any follow-up questions, you can email me at marshall4ocdsb@gmail.com. I am getting LOTS of questions and that is encouraging!

Come on! Gimme your best shot!

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Public School Board Candidate Information

(Note – updated as of Oct. 9 to add info on Pam Morse.)

I am on Twitter quite a lot – my iPhone is a very good friend of mine – and something that I and others have noticed lately are a number of requests for a summary table of candidates.

Will over at Mos Publicus has tirelessly put together such a list on his blog. At the time of this writing, he has compiled the Mayoral list and was working on the Council list… a total of 140ish candidates! Go Will!

So… what you see below is my attempt at providing Ottawa voters with a summary of candidates for the OCDSB.

I went back and forth on a few things when putting this together. Should I list only challengers and not incumbents?Should I draw attention to the other to candidates who are running against yours truly? I mean, should I really be giving incumbents more exposure than they already enjoy?

But in the end I remembered why I was running in this election: better communication… which leads to more transparency and a more informed electorate. Plus, I invite you to look at her information and compare the two of us.

So, what follows is as complete a list as I can come up with. IF there is information missing, PLEASE don’t yell at me but send me a note or make a comment in the comment field noting the omission and proving the correct details.

Emails are listed first and then website, if applicable. I did not hunt down Facebook or Twitter presence (except my own!), but the sites should have that info. Challengers are in red and bold font.

Zone 1 – West Carleton-March/Stittsville-Kanata West/Rideau-Goulbourn Ward

Lynn Scott: Lynnscott2010@acleris.com, www.acleris.com/dsb/lynnscott.html (incumb.)

Todd Johnson: No info.

Zone 2 – Kanata North/Kanata South Ward

Cathy Curry (incumb.): Cathy.curry@rogers.com, www.cathycurry.com

Christine Boothby: Christine.boothby@rogers.com, www.boothbyforkids.ca

Zone 3 – Barrhaven/Knoxdale-Merivale Ward

No incumbent

Donna Blackburn:  donnablackburn@sympatico.ca, donnablackburn.ca

Ismail Mohamed:   contact@ismailmohamed.ca, ismailmohamed.ca

Allan Halfper: halfper@gmail.ca, halfper.ca

Zone 4 – Bay Ward

Theresa Kavanagh: theresakavanagh.ca

Doug Lloyd: dlloyd@cambrian.ca, douglloyd.ca (incumb.)

Michael Pastien: m.pastien@yahoo.ca

Zone 5 – College Ward

Kimberly Brown: Kimberly_julia_brown@yahoo.ca

Pam FitzGerald: Pam_fitzgerald@sympatico.ca (incumb.)

Zone 6 – Rideau-Rockcliffe/Alta Vista Ward

Bronwyn Funiciello: Bronwyn@re-elect-funiciello.ca, re-elect-funiciello.ca (incumb.)

John Marshall: marshall4ocdsb@gmail.com, marshallzone6.wordpress.com, @marshall4ocdsb, Facebook fan page

Mohamoud Abdulle: Abdul4education@yahoo.ca

Zone 7 – Gloucester-South Nepean/Osgoode/Gloucester Southgate Ward

Dave Byron: Dave.byron@rogers.com

Mark Fisher:  Mark.fisher@rogers.blackberry.net, electmarkfisher.ca

Pam Morse: pamela.l.morse@gmail.com www.pammorse.com (incumb.)

Zone 8 – Orléans/Cumberland Ward

Lale Eskicioglu:  Lale@ReadLiterature.com, lale-trustee.blogspot.com

John Shea:  John@johnshea2010.com,  johnshea2010.com (incumb.)

Zone 9 – Rideau-Vanier/Capital Ward

Rob Campbell:  rob@reelectrob.ca, reelectrob.ca (incumb.)

Helen Gruber: (no. info.)

Julian Kirby: julianfkirby@gmail.com

Lorne Rachlis: rachlis@rogers.com, lornerachlis.blogspot.com

Daniel Rogers: (no info.)

Zone 10 -Somerset/Kitchissippi Ward

Megan Carroll:  Megan4zone10@gmail.com, megancarroll.ca

Jennifer McKenzie: jennifermck@sympatico.ca, jennifermckenzie.ca (incumb.)

Zone 11:

Acclaimed – Shirley Seward; shirleyseward@sympatico.ca

Zone 12 – Innes/Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward

No incumbent.

Katie Holzhauer: Katie.holtzhauer@gmail.com, katieholtzhauer.com


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