Toronto Votes 2022: Ward 19 Beaches-East York Councillor candidate Frank Marra profile

Frank Marra is a candidate for Councillor in Ward 19 Beaches-East York in the Oct. 24 municipal election.

FRANK MARRA – Ward 19 Beaches-East York candidate for Councillor

Greetings all, my name is Frank Marra, a 12-year Beaches East-York resident, and I am asking for your vote on Oct. 24 to be elected in Ward 19 as your new Councillor.

The reasons I am running are many but chief among them is that there has been much dissatisfaction with the incumbent who lacks a depth of commitment to responding or listening to residents. Whether it is his single-minded focus on bike lanes or lack of reflection on development issues, many are unhappy and want change. I am that change.

The qualities I offer to you are that I am a life-long city resident and bring the experience of living in other parts of the city and the certain knowledge of the need for a broader view to effectively help guide city policy forward, I am not beholden to any party or person. It starts with residents and their knowledge and experience which is too often dismissed or ignored in decision making that affects them directly. I’ll listen first and act later so that your views are taken into account first, last and always.

You want to be sure that your voice at City Hall is being expressed and that will be even more important now with strong mayor powers set to be used to override resident concerns and representation. That is vital in the areas of development and city finances, two areas where my education and experience can contribute greatly.

In closing, I invite you to learn more about my campaign platform by visiting my election webpage, Sign up to be a volunteer, request a lawn sign or contribute or just to ask questions. All will be answered by me directly.

And please vote, it matters very much too, for all residents and democracy.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Beach Metro Community News asked the candidates to send us in their profiles and why they are running for office. We present the above to our readers in the hopes you can learn more about the candidates running in the Oct. 24 municipal election and that this information will help inform your vote.

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