When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nurse and marry a farmer. Politics never entered my mind except when it came to voting. I have never missed a vote since I reached the age of majority in this wonderful country of ours.
Today, I am putting myself forward for your consideration as a Councillor in Ward 4 of Wilmot Township.
Why? Because this town has given me and my family so much love and support that I want to offer to serve as your voice on the Council. It’s the best idea I could come up with to let all of you know what a great place I think this is, and how grateful I am for the privilege of living here with all of you.
My day job is running Pfenning’s Organic Vegetables Inc. with my husband and brother and sister-in-law. It is a job I love. In the past, I have also served on volunteer boards: seven years at Foodshare in Toronto, several years on the Organic Council of Ontario board, as well as the National Farmers Union Local and the Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable.
If you choose to elect me as councilor, I will work hard to consider everyone’s voice, to listen, and to act in the best interest of the whole community.
In the coming weeks, I will be making myself available to hear what’s on your mind by knocking on your doors and of course, attending many of the wonderful events we have.