Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter searching for re-election

Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter is running for re-election.

The nomination period for the fall municipal election opened on Monday, May 2. Carter filed his nomination papers on the first possible day.

“Oshawa has shown its amazing spirit and resilience in the face of several challenges, including a global pandemic,” Carter said in a statement.

He highlighted the investments, new companies, and new jobs seen in the City. He also called attention to the expansion of green space, trails and bicycle lanes, the strategic investment in infrastructure and capital, the lower debt and robust reserves.

“As a city, we are well-positioned to embrace the future. Serving as Oshawa’s Mayor for the last 3 1/2 years has been a true honor. I look forward to meeting with as many residents as possible over the next six months and sharing my vision for the next four years,” Carter added.

Carter was a successful broadcaster, downtown business owner and motivational speaker who shared his story of past struggles with homelessness and addiction. He was first elected as an Oshawa council member in 2014. In 2018, Carter was elected Mayor with 69 per cent of the votes.

The upcoming municipal council election will take place Monday, Oct. 24. Candidates can file their papers until Nomination Day, on Friday, Aug. 19. Watch durhamregion.com for ongoing updates on the candidates running for local office.

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