2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Steven Hennessey

Candidate in the 2014 St. Vital Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I ran in the 2011 by-election in St. Vital because I believed our city needed a change of direction. It was apparent at that time there were deficiencies in the way City Hall was being managed. In the past three years the city has not progressed under the current leadership, but regressed. In discussions with citizens in St. Vital it was apparent that they were tired of what has been going on at City Hall. Scandals, fiscal mismanagement, lack of follow up and transparency, poor leadership and lack of infrastructure renewal were a few of the issues that were at the forefront. The current administration and the Councillor in St. Vital we’re not a part of the solution but the problem.

People across Winnipeg are motivated by change this time around. We cannot have the ‘Yes’ men and people with self-interests leading our city. The incredible lack of innovation, creativity and courage to move our city forward has plagued not only St. Vital but our entire City. I want to be a Councillor who will stand up for people again, be open and transparent and not place political partisanship and special interests ahead of the average everyday citizen.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Councillor?

As a father of two, a longtime resident of St. Vital and recent board member of a local community centre I am committed to working with my community to build a vibrant, inclusive and prosperous city.

I bring the experience of working on Boards and Committees that address the needs of people. My work as an advocate for people for the past 15 years has helped establish a sound mechanism in which I can work from when dealing with citizen concerns. My diverse background includes working with First Nations Youth, Youth in care, Post-Secondary students, the inner city, a crown corporation and people with life challenges. This has furthered my understanding in working in complex and diverse environments.

I was a volunteer citizen for the St. Vital Health Advisory and Patient Health Advisory Committees and University of Manitoba Board of Governors. I currently sit on the Winnipeg Committee for Safety and Citizen Equity committee. I am also a University Graduate as well as having skills training as a Trainer/Facilitator and Business Management. These experiences provide me with a broad range of skills that allow me to innovative, creative and forward thinking

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Councillor, and why are these issues important to you?

Accountability and transparency are critical to building a sustainable city. These have been lacking at City Hall. There has been very little work to champion this issue. It has created mistrust in our Civic governance. I want to rebuild the trust and integrity that our citizens deserve. I will do that by putting our citizens first and push away favoritism towards political partisanship and special interest. I want to work with everyone and build a city that we will be proud of for years to come.

Sound fiscal mismanagement has been an ongoing concern for tax payers. Why have our City Councillors including the incumbent in St. Vital been spending our money without sound judgment? How can we accept major cost overruns and scandal as a way of doing business? Citizens across St. Vital are tired of paying more and want quality services and follow up. They want our money to go back into core infrastructure projects.

Issues such as safety, back lanes, rapid transit, and snow clearing are also at the forefront. Citizens feel like they are being ignored and not provided enough services for the taxes they pay. Lets get back to working with you.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the ward you wish to represent?

I appreciate many things about my home, the rich history, stories, community centres and green space. I have many memories of curling out of the St. Vital curling club and spending hours tirelessly working out at the Y and hours of biking along the Seine, St. Vital Park and down Kingston Row. Going to the great restaurants and spending hours at St. Vital mall after University classes. We have amazing seniors, great school programs and an incredible businesses sector that enhances our community.

It is hard to appreciate just one thing about a community you have grown to love. Living on Ashworth, Bonita, St.Annes and Regal you take in so much about our busy, active and growing neighborhoods. You see new young families making St. Vital their home. You admire the incredible legacy of our hockey and curling programs. You see the difference our community makes in developing our neighborhoods and the diversity of bringing new people into our great part of the city.

If there is one thing i appreciate more than anything, is that it’s my home and i would live nowhere else.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

We have a choice to make this election. Do we vote for the same status quo candidate who is a yes person to the mayor? Do want someone who will stand up for citizens when they want to be heard or turn a blind eye in favor political partisanship, special and self-interest? Do we want a Councillor who takes every opportunity to get their face in the paper? Or do we want a Councillor who wants you at the forefront of the community. Do we support incumbents who are supported by political parties? Or do we want a Councillor who stands up for everyone.

This election is about saying no to scandals and fiscal mismanagement. It’s about saying no to over spending our tax dollars and poor political ethics. This election is about the future of our city. To elect the same political party supported politician will only keep us where we are. Winnipeg wants change and your current incumbent in St. Vital does not equate to change. I am asking you to vote for someone who loves this city and wants to put it back on track so we can leave a future for our kids and grand-kids.


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Mayes keeps St. Vital seat by a landslide

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

According to unofficial results at press time, Mayes won 14,128 votes (70.4 per cent) and poleaxed challengers Glenn Churchill, who recorded 3,999 votes (19.93 per cent), and Steven Hennessey, who garnered 1,940 votes (9.67 per cent). The lawyer was ...

Allard wins St. Boniface seat

Thursday, 23 October 2014

St. Boniface has a new city councillor. Lifelong St. Boniface resident Matt Allard recorded a massive civic election victory Wednesday night to fill the ward seat vacated by outgoing veteran councillor Dan Vandal, who left the position to pursue ...

Judy WasylyciaLeis decisively defeated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Vital. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 Brian MAYES 73.05% Glenn CHURCHILL 17.11% Steven HENNESSEY 9.84% 1998 468 269 ...

Live election coverage

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

One of the unlikeliest runs in this city's political history was capped Wednesday as voters vaulted Brian Bowman, a virtual unknown a matter of months ago, into the mayor's chair in a stunning comeback that left a frontrunner staggered. Bowman, who ...

Live election coverage

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

One of the unlikeliest runs in this city's political history was capped Wednesday as voters vaulted Brian Bowman, a virtual unknown a matter of months ago, into the mayor's chair in a stunning comeback that left a frontrunner staggered. Bowman, who ...

Jason Schreyer wins in ElmwoodEast Kildonan

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Jason Schreyer, a city council candidate in Elmwood-East Kildonan, works in his Jason Schreyer has won election in Elmwood-East Kildonan. He's seen here working in his campaign office on Stadacona Street with son Jared, 5, on his lap on Wed., Oct. 15, ...

Results of the 2014 City of Winnipeg election

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

There were a few surprises last night, with two incumbents upset and four wards with wide-open races. Winnipeg, here's your new council. Winner is on top of each list. Mayor. Brian Bowman 111,504. Judy Wasylycia-Leis 58,440. Robert Falcon Ouellette ...

Cindy Gilroy defeats longtime Daniel McIntyre incumbent Harvey Smith

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Vital. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 11000 12000 Brian MAYES Glenn CHURCHILL Steven HENNESSEY 12954 3681 1815 ...

New councillors in St. Boniface, St. Charles, St. Norbert

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Vital. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 Brian MAYES 73.05% Glenn CHURCHILL 17.11% Steven HENNESSEY 9.84% 1998 468 269 ...

Winnipeg council races: Many new faces at city hall

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Incumbent Ross Eadie was elected in Mynarski over Greg Littlejohn, Trevor Mueller and Dave Capar. Incumbent Bryan Mayes was elected in St. Vital over Glenn Churchill and Steven Hennessey. In Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry, incumbent Jenny Gerbasi held ...

Orlikow likely winner in River Heights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Vital. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 Brian MAYES 73.05% Glenn CHURCHILL 17.11% Steven HENNESSEY 9.84% 1998 468 269 ...

Mike Pagtakhan reelected in Point Douglas

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Vital. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 11000 12000 Brian MAYES Glenn CHURCHILL Steven HENNESSEY 12954 3681 1815 ...

Gerbasi wins reelection in Fort RougeEast Fort Garry

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Vital. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 Brian MAYES 73.05% Glenn CHURCHILL 17.11% Steven HENNESSEY 9.84% 1998 468 269 ...

Ross Eadie wins in Mynarski

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Eadie Coun. Ross Eadie announced on Wednesday that he's handing the money to the North Point Douglas Women's Centre for a purchase of Winnipeg Transit fare tickets for the organization's clients, many of whom have low incomes.

Get out and vote on election day

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Paul Najda. □ St. Vital Glenn Churchill Steven Hennessey Brian Mayes. □ Louis Riel School Division Ward 1 (2 to be elected) Louise Johnston Tanjit Nagra Cindy Turner. □ Louis Riel School Division Ward 2 (2 to be elected) Colleen Mayer Chris Sigurdson

St. Vital city council candidates

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Incumbent councillor Brian Mayes is running against Glenn Churchill and Steven Hennessey. Name: Glenn Churchill. Age: 46. Occupation: Transportation engineer. Why are you running? "There are two main reasons I decided to run for city councillor for St.

Race for Winnipeg council: St. Boniface, St. Norbert and St. Vital

Thursday, 09 October 2014

The current race pits Mayes against a 2011 rival, Steven Hennessey, who sits on two citizen committees at city hall, and Glen Churchill, a transportation engineer. Both Hennessey and Churchill are critical of incumbent Mayes for his Winnipeg Labour ...

Steven Hennessey steps forward to challenge for seat in St. Vital

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Steven Hennessey announced Thursday that he would run against incumbent Brian Mayes in the St. Vital ward that Mayes has held down since 2011. Hennessey, a long-time resident of the area, said Mayes is part of Mayor Sam Katz's "inner circle" and ...

Brian Mayes wins city council byelection in St. Vital

Saturday, 26 November 2011

A total of 10 candidates were vying to replace Steeves, including Marty Green, Steven Hennessey, Hammad Khan, Carl Osato, Terry Wachniak, Beverley Watson and Harry Wolbert. Steeves resigned from council to run unsuccessfully as a candidate in last ...

Off to the polls... again

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Ten in the running. Canadidates to fill the vacant council seat in St. Vital: Mike Ducharme: Insurance broker and former school trustee. Marty Green: Education student and former cable-access TV personality. Steven Hennessey: MLCC loss-prevention ...

Packed field for city race

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Mike Ducharme, Marty Green, Steven Hennessey, Hammad Khan, Brian Mayes, Greg Nordman, Carl Osato, Terry Wachniak, Beverley Watson and Harry Wolbert. Louis Riel School Division Ward 2. Why the vacancy? Mike Ducharme resigned to run in the St.


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