With so much talk this campaign about keeping young people from moving away, Ward 1 candidate Justin Pappano says a great start would be electing him.
“If we want to invest in the future, let’s make sure that the future is represented at the table that makes the city’s decisions,” Pappano, 20, writes. “Let’s elect a young, fresh, and new face to the council chambers, just like North Bay did last election with Sheldon Forgette.”
Forgette became the deputy mayor of North Bay at the age of 21, he writes, and we should follow their lead.
“One thing is clear: people want change. But there is only one way to create change – by electing different councils, with a different variety of people on them.”
Full text of Pappano's letter:
Let’s Make History, Elect The Youngest Councillor Ever
Justin Pappano started his campaign for Council on July 18 with the aim of bringing change to Ward 1.
According to Pappano, “At the College Boreal mayoral debate, one theme continued to come up: the future of our city. With statements like, ‘We need to keep our youth here’ ‘We need to invest in youth, our future’ ‘we need a fresh, un-jaded look at things’ coming from candidates around the table.”
Pappano affirms, “I agree with all of these statements and I believe there is only one way for them to come true: electing young people to Council.”
Pappano believes, “If we want to invest in the future, let’s make sure that the future is represented at the table that makes the City’s decisions. Let’s elect a young, fresh, and new face to the Council Chambers - just like North Bay did last election with Sheldon Forgette (He became the Deputy Mayor of North Bay at the age of 21).”
Pappano has spoken to thousands of friends and neighbours throughout his campaign, according to him, “One thing is clear - people want change - but there is only one way to create change, by electing different councils, with a different variety of people on them.”
On October 22nd when you go to the polls if you vote Pappano, he states, “You will be voting for a new voice and a new vision that will bring you an un-jaded, energetic, and passionate member to council - with a mindset of moving forward. More than this, you will be voting to make history by electing the youngest councillor ever in the City of Greater Sudbury, at the age of 20 years old.”
Pappano ended by remarking, “When you go out to vote, make history. Vote for change - a real change.”