I like the 3rd Mayoral Candidate, but …

“Sharpe is an amazing force in our community. But can she explain to you right now about zoning laws and Robert’s Rules for chairing a meeting? Who in city staff does what? She’s not ready to run a city, let alone a council meeting. No one hires a CEO out of the gates, they have to work their way up to the top. Sadly, all she’s going to do is strip away votes for NOT ANY WELLS by downtown hipster kids that would have otherwise gone to Danny Breen, thereby helping Andy Wells become mayor by splitting the NOT ANDY WELLS vote.” – Sorry to Say It 

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  • That’s what bureaucrats are for, to advise on rules and procedures. A mayor has to have vision, and hopefully the next mayor is one that will take us away from the same old has been that we’ve been rolling along with for decades. Andy Wells, although he has held the position previously would make me cringe everyday. I cannot imagine that man representing me, hurling insults at women everyday and being plain ignorant. Danny B, is another Danny and we really do not need that kind of leadership in office. Look where it got us provincially. I think we should give Sharpe a chance, Maybe with her and Shelaigh at the helm, we can get this city moving forward, with progressive ideas, thoughtful planning and a shift from the ‘same old, same old’ that caters to old boys and money, and thinks more about the citizens of this city and what’s best for all of us as a community.

  • While I do think her motivation is more to shake up the race and inject some boldness into the conversation than to seriously vie for mayor, I think you are overestimating how much your average councillor knows about things like zoning laws.

  • I speculate that a lot of Sharpe’s motivation in putting herself forward is to try to get us beyond the old boys club that made up this dangerously useless council. Why would she support Breen, how is he different from the other old white men in charge? Seriously, make the case, something beyond the fact he’s not Wells or O’Keefe, or Trump or Hitler.

  • realistically, she doesn’t have a chance – which she is aware of unless she’s sleep walking. a council seat would have been a better option, and maybe a mayoral run next time around. it’s a shame really, she’s biting off more than she can chew.

  • It’s too early to be worried about vote splitting, and I think you are overestimating the importance of the “downtown hipster kid” vote. We had fringe candidates in the last two elections as well, and they never managed to make any significant impact on the overall result. Frankly I would just ignore Renee Sharpe, she doesn’t seem to be taking this too seriously herself.

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