Stolte announces: She will run for re-election in ward 4

By Pepper Parr

July 6th, 2022



After a bruising council meeting in June, ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte pulled herself together, got over to city hall and filed her nomination papers and began her campaign for re-election saying:

Hi, my name is Shawna  Stolte and I’ve had the distinct honour of representing the residents of Ward 4 as your City and Regional Councillor this past term.

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As most of you may know, our first term of Council has been a BUSY four years.   Four years full of progress on important issues like the Climate Action Plan, the Climate Resilience Plan and finalizing Burlington’s new Official plan.  I have also had the pleasure of chairing and of championing Burlington’s first Housing Strategy that will lead the way to creating new attainable housing options that support the vision that everyone is welcome in Burlington.

We managed these and many other important issues…all while navigating the Covid 19 pandemic and pulling together as a community to support each other in ways we could never have imagined. As your City Council we have largely worked together to pursue a more fair, sustainable and strong Burlington and I am proud of the work we’ve done.

There have been bumps along the way and that’s OKAY. You don’t want a Council that agrees on everything all the time, that’s not representative of the many diverse views in the community.  We need a City Council where different views are valued, challenges are welcomed and debates on important issues are dealt with integrity and respect.  Over the past few months I’ve taken the time to really sit down, reflect and think about how I can best serve the Ward 4 community going forward.  There is a lot of important work still to be done in our community and because of that I have reconsidered and am proud to be launching my campaign today, for re-election here in Burlington as your Ward 4 City and Regional Councillor.

I’ve never been one to shy away from difficult issues or bow out when obstacles come my way.  I believe in standing up for transparency and accountability at City Hall and will always do what I believe best serves the citizens here in Ward 4 and across the city.  I’m excited to get back out into the community to meet with all of you…because we can do better Burlington…let’s do it together!

There are two other candidates running for the ward 4 council seat.

Tony Brecknock
Phone: 905-334-8118
Olivia Duke
Phone: 416-320-8843
Eden Wood
Phone: 905-630-4949



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