Mason Ainsworth — Orillia Ward 3
Candidate profile from Orillia Matters
Ainsworth seeks second term, vows to stick to values – Ward 3 candidate made history in 2014, becoming youngest ever councillor to be elected in Orillia
By Dave Dawson Orillia Matters September 26 2018
Mason Ainsworth made history in 2014 when he became the youngest person ever elected as a city councillor in Orillia’s history.
His youthfulness has not stopped him from actively participating. Ainsworth has, since Day 1, pushed his colleagues to be transparent, railed against meeting behind closed doors and has been a familiar face at community events and happenings of all shapes and sizes.
“It’s not like I sat there quietly,” said the Ward 3 councillor who was a vocal opponent of the proposed sale of the Orillia Power Distribution Corporation to Hydro One. “I have actively engaged in discussion, I’ve spoken with the media and being the youngest elected city councillor ever in Orillia, I’ve been able to bring a lot of new perspectives to the table and look at things a little differently.”
Candidate profile from Orillia Today
My name is Mason Ainsworth and I am your City Councillor running for re-election in Ward 3.
My description is simple and speaks to who I am and what I believe our elected representatives should be: Approachable — Accountable — Hard-Working