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BWG: New Ward 1 candidate enters race

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In Bradford West Gwillimbury
Aug 13th, 2010
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By Jay Gutteridge July 30 2010
For Bradford West Gwillimbury Ward 1 candidate Angela Wright, what her constituents want is what she plans to work on if elected Oct. 25.
“I’m honestly here to do what they want,” she said.
Among the issues she cites as important to her are road repair, parking, growing the business community and accessibility for people with disabilities.
She also expressed concerns about the shift of so many businesses and town facilities to the west end of town and how people who live in the older part of town can get to and from those new developments.
Ms Wright said she enjoys debating and speaks openly.
“When some people might say ‘I give up’, I’m that little train that keeps going,” she said.
“I think what speaks volumes is what you do, not what you say and how you say it.”
Ms Wright ran an IT business for 17 years.
She currently volunteers at the Anne Johnson Health Station in Toronto, assisting disabled adults with their relationship concerns.
She is also a member of the Bradford West Gwillimbury accessibility advisory committee and the board of governors of the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association.
She has done other volunteer work in the past.
“I do a lot of committee work, but to be honest, committees are fine and dandy, but they don’t have the clout (of town council),” she said of why she decided to run for council.
Ms Wright was born with spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheelchair.
She said she wants people to see past her wheelchair and running for council is about more than accessibility issues for her.
She moved to Bradford in 2003 and is married to Douglas Wright.
Ms Wright can be contacted by phone weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 905-778-1313.
She can also be contacted at angie@nof49.ca.
She has a blog at councillorwright.blog.ca and a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001338555793&v=app_2309869772.

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