David Rawnsley has his eye on being the Mayor of South Glengarry.
It’s an interesting choice and he would have to topple incumbent Jim McDonell, a name considered to be a possible replacement for MP Guy Lauzon.
Mr. Rawnsley announced today that he is stepping down from his position as Green Party of Canada candidate for SD&SG.
In the last Federal Election he garnered very strong reviews for his gentlemanly style and communication skills. He focused more on bringing “Green” concepts to the public and sparking possibilities for the future of our area than the blood sport known as running for office.
His line of “I’m not a tree hugger” resonated with many with very different perceptions of the Green Party and what they stand for.
He also fought the war against the spraying of pesticides and is an avid supporter of Amateur Soccer; especially excited about the talent that’s being developed locally.
Contacted today Mr. Rawnsley said that he’s “Evaluating a run for mayor of South Glengarry” and the issues facing the Township. He talked quite about about the two cultures in the riding; of the families that have been there for generations, many working in agriculture, and the recent flood of new people to the township that’s been attracting people from Montreal, Ottawa, many of whom commute to their jobs outside of the area.
“We should be filling the schools here instead of closing them” he stated.
He also talked about how running for Mayor of South Glengarry would be very different than running as a candidate for a party such as The Greens Federally; and that the lessons learned from his experience would only serve him and the voters if elected.
What do you think? If you live in South Glengarry feel free to post your comment and if you’re a local Green party supporter will you miss Mr. Rawnsley?
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