2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Donovan Martin

Candidate in the 2014 Old Kildonan Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

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

I am running for public office because I feel city hall can operate better. As a long term resident of the Old Kildonan ward, I can see it has been neglected and ignored over the last four years. We deserve a City Councillor that is not invisible, has a clear vision, exudes confidence, takes the safety of our children and seniors seriously. A Councillor that is strong and engaging, one that will return your phone calls because your concerns deserves the ear of your representative. A councillor that is results driven and will fight for the Old Kildonan community.

Old Kildonan needs a city councillor that will be an advocate for their ward, not swayed by personal rewards or pressured by the connections that would further their own or their friends agendas.

My passion to run comes because I believe the safety of our community is important. I never want to hear another child or senior citizen has lost their life to a speeding vehicle in Old Kildonan. And I never want to hear the phrase “there is nothing I can do about it” again.

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

I bring a great understanding of business, risk management, insurance management, construction knowledge and a long history of serving my community.

• Long term resident of Old Kildonan. • Graduate from the Entrepreneurship Business program. • C.A.I.B designation in insurance & risk management • R.R.C.C Mini Soccer Convenor. • Nomads Football Coach • Immaculate Heart of Mary School Basketball Coach. • Board Member: Political Advisory Board, Capital Building Development Fund, N.S.U.M Board Chair. • Large Risk Management for National Corporations. • Insurance Risk Manager with over 1.5 Billion in Assets. • Committed to keeping our children safe and our streets clean.

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

I am a person of integrity. The problems at City Hall of mismanagement of public funds; numerous costs over runs on projects such as the fire hall, museum, BRT, police station and the football stadium, could have been avoided by having the right questions asked at the right time. As a Councillor I will ask the tough questions that my community would like answers to. Other concerns that have been brought to my attention:

  • Lack of leadership and communication from our elected representative at City Hall
  • Safety of the community, increased crime, vandalism and theft
  • Excessive speeding on residential streets putting residents in harms way
  • Abandoned and derelict buildings
  • Illegal dumping
  • Road conditions are deplorable
  • Lack of proper public transportation to service the growth of our area
  • Lack of active transportation options for pedestrians and cyclists. Not enough walking paths or sidewalks.
  • Lack of proper recreation facilities for our four legged family members.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I am not a yes man! Special interest groups or organized labour councils that indicate they control the councillors are not endorsing me. I will serve and be accountable to all the people of the ward.

I chose to run in my community of Old Kildonan because we deserve better. We deserve a councillor who has lived in Old Kildonan and knows the problems we are facing.

I am always accessible, I am available to sit down one on one, but I understand the demands on peoples time so I also embrace technology and the various methods of communication such as phone calls, Facebook, Twitter and, email through my website. I will not be a councillor who is invisible. When you call me, I will call you back!

  • I take all safety concerns seriously. I am a councillor that can provide sound measurable solutions.

  • I will not waste taxpayer’s money by running multiple ward offices when ward allowances can be invested into our community.

  • I will not take money set aside to improve our community and give it to special interest projects in wards of other councillors.


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News that Mentions Donovan Martin

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Several Winnipeg civic election candidates violate campaign rules Manitoba ...

Monday, 13 July 2015

Six candidates for city council also failed to file audited financial statements, including: Regan Archambault, Derrick Humphrey Davy, John Cardoso, Dave Donaldson, Donovan Martin and Trevot Mueller. "The filing of an audited financial statement is ...

Failed civic election candidates could face prosecution for questionable expenses

Friday, 10 July 2015

Michael Vogiatzakis: Registered as candidate for mayor, but not nominated and not on ballot. John Cardoso: Ran for council in Daniel McIntyre ward, finished fifth. Dave Donaldson: Ran for council in Daniel McIntyre ward, finished fourth. Donovan Martin ...

Sharma retains seat in close race

Friday, 24 October 2014

"We knocked on 3,400 people's doors and listened to their complaints on their doorstep," said Hrynyk by phone on election night, shortly after the race was called. Sharma also defeated Donovan Martin (2,932 votes, or 20.07 per cent) to retain her seat.

Sharma holds on to Old Kildonan

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The other candidate in the ward, Donovan Martin, a 36-year-old independent risk manager and insurance broker, finished with 2,932 votes, or 20.07 per cent. Born in India, Sharma immigrated to Canada with her family in 1974. Prior to being elected Old ...

Judy WasylyciaLeis decisively defeated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Old Kildonan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 Devi SHARMA 45.28% Suzanne HRYNYK 39.37% Donovan MARTIN 15.35% 950 826 322. Point Douglas. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 ...

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, ...

Bartley Kives on 5 obstacles for new mayor and city council

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Devi SHARMA 0; Donovan MARTIN 0; Suzanne HRYNYK 0. Point Douglas. Anne THOMPSON 0; Anthony RAMOS 0; Dale WHITE 0; Mike PAGTAKHAN 0; Rebecca CHARTRAND 0. River Heights - Fort Garry. John ORLIKOW 0; Taz STUART 0. St. Boniface.

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

Old Kildonan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Devi SHARMA Suzanne HRYNYK Donovan MARTIN 5944 5732 2932. Point Douglas. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 Mike PAGTAKHAN ...

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Old Kildonan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 Devi SHARMA 45.28% Suzanne HRYNYK 39.37% Donovan MARTIN 15.35% 950 826 322. Point Douglas. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 ...

Devi Sharma squeaks in win in Old Kildonan

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Donovan Martin came in third with 2,932. Sharma has represented Old Kildonan since the last election in 2010 and acted as the council's speaker. "I feel humble and privileged that residents of Old Kildonan chose me for another term," said Sharma at her ...

Orlikow likely winner in River Heights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Old Kildonan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 Devi SHARMA 45.28% Suzanne HRYNYK 39.37% Donovan MARTIN 15.35% 950 826 322. Point Douglas. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 ...

Gerbasi wins reelection in Fort RougeEast Fort Garry

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Old Kildonan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 Devi SHARMA 45.28% Suzanne HRYNYK 39.37% Donovan MARTIN 15.35% 950 826 322. Point Douglas. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 ...

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.

Mike Pagtakhan reelected in Point Douglas

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Old Kildonan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Devi SHARMA Suzanne HRYNYK Donovan MARTIN 5944 5732 2932. Point Douglas. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 Mike PAGTAKHAN ...

It's election day — get out and vote

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Today — Weds., Oct. 22 — is municipal election day across Manitoba. Here's a list of all the candidates running for city councillor and school trustee in areas served by The Times. All polling stations in Winnipeg are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. For ...

The races to watch on election night

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Following a tepid first term in office, Devi Sharma does battle this time around with Donovan Martin and former Winnipeg School Division chair Suzanne Hrynyk. Sharma is the betting favourite, to be sure, but it's not a slam-dunk. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

The good, bad, weird campaign trail

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Donovan Martin says he'll work with insurance companies to develop customized coverage plans exclusively for residents of Old Kildonan. Martin will also take the economic development game to the micro-level by offering incentives for companies to ...

Warning: Obstacles ahead for new mayor and council

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Labour-endorsed school trustee Suzanne Hrynyk and insurance broker Donovan Martin are challenging. Transcona: Russ Wyatt's political inclinations vary. Labour-endorsed challenger Ray Ulasy has an outside shot only because Wyatt wavered until the last ...

Warning: Obstacles ahead for new mayor and council

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Labour-endorsed school trustee Suzanne Hrynyk and insurance broker Donovan Martin are challenging. Transcona: Russ Wyatt's political inclinations vary. Labour-endorsed challenger Ray Ulasy has an outside shot only because Wyatt wavered until the last ...

Old Kildonan ward candidates

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Name: Donovan Martin. Age: 36. Occupation: Independent risk manager and insurance broker. Why are you running? "I am running for public office because I feel city hall can operate better. As a current resident of the Old Kildonan ward, I see it has ...

Race for Winnipeg council: Mynarski, Old Kildonan and Point Douglas

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Donovan Martin and Suzanne Hrynyk said while they find Sharma to be a kind person, they've heard at the doorsteps that she's hard to get a hold of and that ward issues are being referred to 311. “The community, they've had it,” said Martin, adding it ...

ElectionFest 2014 draws 400 voters; happy candidates

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

They came, they saw, they asked tough questions. About 400 voters braved crowded parking during a Winnipeg Jets preseason game Monday night, determined to see their mayoral and councillor candidates face-to-face at ElectionFest 2014, presented by ...


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