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Jeff Lehman — Barrie Mayor

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Oct 6th, 2018

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Campaign launch from Barrie Advance

Barrie mayor talks economy, waterfront, affordable housing at campaign launch
Jeff Lehman is seeking his third mayoral term in the 2018 municipal election

by Chris Simon Barrie Advance September 20 2018

If you want a mayor whose only goal is to keep the ship steady, vote for someone else.

That’s the message incumbent Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman pitched to supporters during his official re-election campaign launch at Innovative Automation Sept. 19. He is seeking a third mayoral term and will be challenged by local business owner, Ram Faerber.

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Candidate profile from Barrie Advance

As Mayor of Barrie for the past eight years, I have had the honour of moving our city forward.

Barrie must not be a bedroom community — we need to be a place where people can find careers and our local economy is strong. Since 2010, employment in Barrie has grown by more than 13,000 jobs and in 2016, we had the best year ever for industrial building permits. Moving forward, we need to support entrepreneurship and ensure we have everything we need for companies to grow in Barrie. This means building new industrial parks, helping to grow education in skilled trades and university degrees, and keeping our business climate competitive.

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