Dear Residents Of Ward 2
Updated: Oct 21
I am announcing my candidacy for WARD 2 Councillor! https://www.facebook.com/PEOPLEFROMWARD2
Due to the unfortunate passing of Councillor Gary Baynes, the Town of BWG's Councillor – Ward 2 seat has been declared vacant. Council directing the Clerk to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy. We are saddened and pray; May God elevate his station high in paradise and give great patience to his family to bear this loss.
In this coming by-election, I am announcing my candidacy for WARD 2 Councillor. WARD 2 is an important Ward of Bradford West Gwillimbury with a mix of strong urban, a portion of our downtown, many businesses, industrial areas, rural and Farming community including the Canal and some Holland Marsh areas. It would be a privilege to represent you and fight to protect your best interests at BWG Council. Yes, it takes a tremendous investment of time, but I am hoping many of you will remember my 11+ consecutive years as a dedicated Community volunteer and Community builder. I was, and I remain, tireless.
Like many of us, I came to Canada as an immigrant and chose to settle here. Living in Bradford West Gwillimbury, I had the opportunity to start my own business and raise my family here. I have been fortunate enough to be able to give back to my Community and for this I am very thankful.
MY VOLUNTEER SERVICE in our BWG Community “Community Builder” Civic Award Winner.
Member of Town’s Heritage Committee 2011–2018 (Worked last 8 years with Mayor Rob Keffer and other members of Committee to ensure that our best examples of cultural heritage are preserved for the benefit of current and future generations).
Chair Doors Open Bradford 2013 -2018 (Under Town’s Heritage Committee, Doors Open Bradford opened several BWG’s landmark & historical building to the public).
Established Run for Bradford and Chaired from 2011 - 2015. (A charity Run & Walk for Community Improvement. Raised thousands of dollars for our Library & Leisure Centre).
Organizer of “Community First” – Helping Hands for Community. (Under this organization, helping community members and our seniors with some of their daily needs. Established a Community Meal program, “Don’t Sleep Hungry” – Any needy person can eat free at Hero Certified Burgers Bradford).
Past VP Government Affairs & Community Relations of BBT – Representative of BBT in Evaluation Committee for the Downtown Community Improvement Plan.
WHY I AM RUNNING? My answer is simple. Ward 2 needs to be heard and needs A STRONG voice to represent us in the rapidly growing community of BWG. Ward 2 needs a strong, dedicated, and passionate Councillor who reaches out to all Constituents at their door and makes sure their voices are STRONG and ALL concerns are HEARD.
I have a wonderful family that lives here in BWG and they have given me their full support to enter this race, to earn your trust, your consideration, and your vote in the November 27 to December 7, 2020 municipal election. The election really isn’t that far away. I want to be sure to get out there and meet as many of you personally and to learn first-hand what you want your Ward 2 Councillor be doing.
SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY PLATFORM, for a Better and Stronger Ward 2 and BWG are;
1- I will provide a strong, dedicated, and passionate Councillor to constituents of Ward 2, who reaches out to all Constituents at their doorstep and makes sure their voices are STRONG and ALL concerns are HEARD.
2- Low taxes with Fiscal responsibility, despite so many more residential and commercial developments, our property taxes are still high.
3- Further Revitalization and enhance the beauty of our Downtown and industrial areas.
4- Traffic and speeding are becoming a nightmare, especially in our downtown areas, I will initiate a revised, safe, and better traffic plan for our downtown areas.
5- We need a welcoming sign at the entrance of Bradford on 400, like Innisfil and Barrie, I will initiate and strongly urge to our council to install this welcoming sign on Highway 400 and bring our town on the map (Please stay tuned for my complete Platform).
I look forward to sharing my ideas for A STRONG Ward 2 and BWG with the residents of Ward 2 in the coming days, weeks, and months. Most importantly, I want to hear from you. BWG is a rapidly growing city. I have no doubt you have interests, concerns and some well thought out views on many issues.
DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION, while I was delivering this message personally, I did not bother you by knocking on your door. Please contact me if you would like to meet me personally, I would love to see you at your doorstep. May God protect you and your loves ones at this difficult time. Please also let me know, If I can ease you with anything during this difficult time of Covid-19.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-712-4779 with any question or concern.
LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, A VERY IMPORTANT AND HUMBLY REQUEST, please visit and LIKE our Community page https://www.facebook.com/PEOPLEFROMWARD2, so you can get all updates about my election campaign, this election, our Ward 2 and our town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
Yours most sincerely,
Munawar Chudary (A dedicated Community volunteer and Community builder. I was, and I remain, tireless).