Environment, taxes key to Thompson’s campaign in Springwater
Brad Thompson is running for Springwater Township council in Ward 3. |
From BarrieToday, August 23, 2022
Editor’s note: BarrieToday has asked council candidates in neighbouring Springwater and Essa townships to provide a synopsis of why they are running for public office. Municipal elections take place Oct. 24. The following is from Brad Thompson, who is running for council in Springwater Township in Ward 3. For more election coverage, visit our 2022 municipal election page by clicking here, where you can find candidate profiles and other election news.
I am one of eight children, born and raised in Muskoka. In 1989, my family and I moved to Barrie on a company transfer from a major window and door manufacturer. Simcoe County has been a wonderful place for us to live work and play.
Now I feel it’s time to give back.
I became an entrepreneur in 1997 when I started my own risk management business in the south end of Barrie. After hard work and perseverance, we built the business up to managing over $20 million in annual sales. In my business career, I gained a reputation for being a problem solver, a good communicator, a team player, reliable and honest.
I retired in 2012 after a successful career and have enjoyed benefits of financial freedom and spending time with family and our five grandchildren.
Happily married to Joanne for 39 years, we have raised our family in Simcoe County. Our two boys attended Maple Grove Public School, Barrie North Secondary School and Georgian College. Our sons are now employed as a CPA and pilot for Air Canada. For the past 15 years, Anten Mills has been our home.
Protecting what we have will top my list of concerns in Springwater. I will work hard to keep our water, air and land clean. Respecting the taxpayer will be my motto on council. I have the experience to help keep budgets in line and avoid major tax increases. Always being business friendly and ensuring everyone knows Springwater is open for business is important to me.
When elected, I will be a voice for the people — willing to listen and represent their concerns. I am ready, qualified and eager to work for the residents of Ward 3. I have always been goal-oriented and future-focused, and I am excited to bring my skills to our township council.
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