Veteran municipal politician Terry Kett has announced his intention to run for Greater Sudbury city council in Ward 11 in the upcoming October municipal election.
Kett previously served as councillor in the Minnow Lake-area ward from 2010 to 2014, and from 2003-2006 served as a Greater Sudbury city councillor for the Walden area (then Ward 1). He was also mayor of the former Town of Walden from 1991-1997.
Ward 11 is currently represented by Lynne Reynolds, also a veteran local municipal politician. She announced last month she will not be seeking reelection.
Now in his early 70s, Kett lost his seat in the 2014 election to Reynolds. Reynolds defeated Kett by about 400 votes.
So far, Kett is unopposed in his run for the seat. He himself is not yet registered as a candidate for Ward 11 on the city's website.
“People have the right to expect results from their councillor and the councillor’s job to get the best possible service for the residents,” Kett said, in a press release.
“Every year, councillors name their 10 worst streets and staff is there to take those street names and put them into future budgets.”
Kett gives the example of Wiltshire Street in Minnow Lake.
“This street was scheduled to be repaved in 2017, yet it was not done,” he said.
“City staff informed me recently that Wiltshire is no longer on the five-year capital program yet was in 2014 when I was the ward councillor because I put it there. It’s the councillor’s job to ensure that the job gets done.
“With 19 years of experience I know how to get things done at city hall.”