Over 6000 website hits, 15 lbs lost, shoe soles majorly worn, 2 episodes of losing my voice, multiple physio appts to help an inflamed tendon from pounding the pavement, over 8500 pieces of literature given and most importantly; countless, many, great chats with you the residents of ward 1.
I just wanted to say thank you to my family, friends, volunteers and residents who have supported me on this journey.
My goal at the start of this campaign was to knock on 100% of the doors in this ward. Not send mailouts, not stand on the corner waving signs...no, I wanted to meet YOU, talk to you,and hear your issues. I live in ward 1 and wanted to meet all of you so that, if elected, we could work collaboratively to make this community a better place to live, work, play and grow....TOGETHER!
Unfortunately, I did not get to my goal. But I'm proud to say that after all the hard work I knocked on around 85-90% of the doors(please see the pic below). Those of you who have taken the time to talk to me or listen, I greatly appreciate it!
There are a lot of issues in Ward 1 that need to be adressed, and ward 1 needs someone who lives in the area who can accurately, professionally & passionately communicate these issues and be your voice on council.
I'm proud of the respectful, mature, professional, honest campaign I ran. Whichever way the vote lands, I am proud to have ran, and proud to have impacted the community in a positive light.
I am going to continue to work hard and, if elected, am proud to represent the hard working community of Ward 1!
VOTE for the candidate who will represent you the people of ward.
VOTE Sami Elhajjeh