It’s now less than 2 weeks until election day on October 22 and my campaign’s momentum is really building! As I continue to engage with hundreds of residents on their doorsteps, during debates, at community events and online, my commitment to provide a strong, active, pragmatic and principled voice for all the citizens of West Carleton-March only grows stronger.
Late last week I publicly released my current list of campaign donations as a demonstration of my commitment to openness. Traditionally donor lists are only released after an election but I feel voters have the right to know who is supporting me financially before casting their ballots. I also called upon the other Ward 5 candidates to be equally transparent by releasing their donor lists prior to election day.
Making positive change a reality on October 22
I know I have the ideas and passion to win this election. But that won’t be enough. My main opponent’s campaigns have always been well funded – mostly by developers, homebuilders and construction companies that have business interests in the ward but who don’t necessarily live here.
To make positive change a reality for our ward and city on October 22 will require help, both monetary and volunteer. For example, to send a flyer presenting my platform in more detail to every household in West Carleton-March will cost $2,500. I also need more people to accompany me as I go door to door as well as to help out on election day.
If you haven’t already done so please consider making a financial contribution to my campaign. Visit www.judivargatoth.ca/donate where you will also find details about the City’s donation rebate program.
You can also sign up to volunteer here.
Kinburn all-candidates debate cancelled
I am disappointed to announce that my two opponents have declined to attend the final Ward 5 all-candidates debate scheduled for October 15 in Kinburn. Geographically West Carleton-March is the biggest ward in Ottawa and our residents deserve the chance to meet and question all the candidates as close to home as possible. I'm prepared to answer your questions anytime, anywhere in the final two weeks of the campaign. You can reach me at email@example.com
Host a meet-up
Want some more time with Judi? Have some neighbours you think she should meet? Then host a Kitchen Table Meet-Up! Invite 6 to 10 of your friends (who live in the ward) over for coffee. They can meet with Judi and share their priorities. For more details and to set up a time contact Angela: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance voting will take place this Friday, October 12th from 10am-8pm. To find the location nearest you visit the Election Ottawa website.