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Sandhu promises accountability

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Jul 14th, 2010
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Simcoe.com May 27 2010
The first candidate to throw his name into the race for the Ward 1 council seat in this fall’s election said he will be accountable to residents.
“The general perception of politicians is they say something and do something different,” Raj Sandhu said. “I want to go there and break that myth.
“If you commit to something for residents, you should deliver.”
Mr. Sandhu also ran in Ward 1 in the last municipal election. Although he lives in Ward 7 now due to the addition of two new wards, he said he chose to run in Ward 1 because, as a married father of three, he relates to the young families there.
Another major issue for Mr. Sandhu is ensuring local teenagers have enough to do in town.
Council must also pay more attention to downtown Bradford, he said, noting it should come up with a new look for the area and try to get businesses to invest in improvements.
“Everything is going toward (Hwy.) 400, including town buildings,” he said of the downtown’s problems. “It’s going to become a deserted look. It’s hurting the (downtown) businesses.”
Mr. Sandhu is a Six Sigma Black Belt and production supervisor at Magna.
He is vice-president of Nottawasaga Futures and serves on the town’s committee of adjustment and the Bradford West Gwillimbury/Innisfil Police Services Board’s financial oversight committee.
He has lived in Bradford since 1989.
“What I want to represent on council is the common man,” Mr. Sandhu said.
To contact Mr. Sandhu, e-mail raj@voteforraj.com or call 905-252-0971.

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