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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Early Birds" Meet Greg Sinasac, Contender for Trustee (Public) Wards 9 & 10

Q1. Can you tell us why you chose to run in this election? What do you hope to accomplish?

I chose to run in this election for Public School Trustee because I am concerned with the direction our current school board is taking us. Neighbourhood school closures, respect towards families, and stronger programming for students are major issues that have motivated me to run in this election. I believe we can develop an effective strategy to win back students to the public system and save our neighbourhood schools by restoring public trust and advocating programs that work for students. I believe that hard work combined with intelligent, responsible, and innovative thinking can improve our schools and help to make our public schools truly public once again.

Q2. Can you briefly describe your experience, and/or what you believe you have to offer as a candidate.

As a previous caseworker with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington, as a previous Program Director of KidQuest Camp in Stoney Creek, and as a current Big Brother, I have been active and involved in the lives of children and youth in Stoney Creek for many years. These experiences have allowed me to meet parents and school staff, and to gain an understanding of their experiences and concerns. My time spent working as a Contractor has taught me the value of standing up for the needs of students who will train outside college and university. We need school trustees who are strong, independent voices for families. I believe I am in a unique position to help put an end to partisan politics on the school board.


Q3. Where or how can constituents learn more about you and/or contact you?

Constituents are welcome to contact me via email at greg.sinasac@gmail.com or by phone @ 905-973-2246.

9 comments:

  1. Good luck Greg. You look like you would do a really good job. We need youthful energy at the board.

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  2. It's nice to see someone run with an obvious passion for the betterment of children. Your vast experince with children, their parents and the school system is indeed impressive. Also, I agree with the earlier post that youthful energy is needed on the board, but it will also serve to better connect with today's young people. This election I will be spending a bit more time evaluating all candiates running in my Ward, and I thank The Hamiltonian for providing this service to our community.

    Gina S.

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  3. Congrats Greg on registering to run for Public Trustee for Wards 9 & 10. I like what what you represent thus far. Best of luck to you. Looks to me that you are off to a great start.

    Ross

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  4. I'm happy to see people running for jobs that they can add value to, through their related experience. Greg appears to have the right creditentials and attitude for the job. I can see this young man doing very well in this election. Good luck to you Greg.

    Jessica

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  5. We definitely need fresh ideas from a younger crowd around the board table. Great introduction Greg.

    Severn

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  6. I am so glad that The Hamiltonian sees the good in profiling school trustee candidates. These are the people who will make decisions about our schools and our kids. I hope you continue the interviews and I hope that all those who are running are ready to be scrutinized. If you are going to make decisions about our kids, I want to know all about your past!

    Yoo hooo

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  7. Jim in the CreekMarch 25, 2014

    I believe this election is going to be the one to watch. We are in dire need of an overhaul of both city council, and within our school boards. That being said, I am intrigued by Greg and I look forward to learning more about him. I look forward to furture articles on those running for school boards and ward seats.

    Jim in the Creek

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  8. Great time to run for this seat. With no current incumbent, makes for a better chances for the person with the best related skills an who presents the best to the public. I heard Greg is also a faciliator, which means he must be good on his feet and with people. Looks like we may have a good candidate here.

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  9. You've got my vote, Good Luck!

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