2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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David Johnson

Candidate in the 2014 Pembina Trails - 2 School Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?

I am running for re-election to the Pembina Trails School Board. We have a great school division and I want to continue to be a member of the Board and serve our community. It is important to me to ensure that the Division continues to provide quality programming in a safe and caring environment through responsible fiscal management.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?

If re-elected, my experience as a member of the Board will be my greatest asset. I have served on the Board for the past three terms and am currently Chair of the Board. I have also been Vice–Chair and I have been a member of all of the Board's standing committees as well as numerous ad hoc committees.

Outside of my role as a trustee, I have held senior positions in both the private and public sectors. I have experience managing a wide array of governmental files, working with both elected and non-elected government officials. My experience also includes working with community organizations and liaising with business and labour groups and dealing with the general public.

Academically, my background is in Geography. I have a BA in Geography from the University of Manitoba. I have worked extensively in the area of geo-demographic mapping and database marketing – skills that are helpful when making decisions on long-term planning.

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

The Board of Trustees has played a major leadership role in establishing three expectations for student learning – that all students will be personally and intellectually engaged in their learning; that all students meet or exceed provincial numeracy and literacy standards by Grade 8; and that all students will graduate. These expectations are being embraced by the Pembina Trails community. I want to continue to contribute to the direction of this and other initiatives on behalf of the communities I serve and the entire Division.

Other issues or initiatives that are important to me include:

  • Ensuring that teachers have the resources that they need to provide our children with the highest quality education;

  • Continuing to support and promote the value of public education;

  • Providing responsible fiscal management to ensure that our tax dollars are being spent effectively;

  • Lobbying the provincial government to ensure that local school boards are being adequately funded; and

  • Ensuring that our schools are welcoming and that our children learn and play in a healthy and secure environment.

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

We have a great school division with great schools. Our children have incredible opportunities and they are excelling. They are, in fact, exceeding both provincial as well as national test scores in all academic areas. One area for improvement is that we need to do more to promote our successes and good news stories.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

It has been an honour to serve on the Pembina Trails School Board. If re-elected, I hope to be able to serve to the best of my ability for another four years.


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News that Mentions David Johnson

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PM may call election Sunday

Friday, 31 July 2015

OTTAWA -- While most Manitobans are lounging on their docks and digging in their gardens this weekend, Prime Minister Stephen Harper might try and quietly pull the plug on this Parliament. Local candidates and MPs began scrambling Wednesday ...

Ouellette seeking Liberal nomination in Winnipeg Centre

Wednesday, 03 December 2014

David Johnson, executive director of the Manitoba wing of the federal Liberal party, said there is already one other person seeking the nomination. Allan Wise, who ran for the Liberals in 2011, has been greenlighted to run for the nomination by the ...

School trustees elected in southwest Winnipeg

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Pembina Trails School Division Ward 1 • Gerry Melnyk — 7,044 votes (28.44 per cent); • Dianne Zuk — 6,247 votes (25.22 per cent); • Jaime Glenat — 4,822 votes (19.47 per cent). Pembina Trails School Division Ward 2 • David Johnson — 8,953 votes (25 ...

Fired principal elected to board

Friday, 24 October 2014

The province's top vote-getter was David Johnson in Pembina Trails with 8,953 votes, who ran in a large three-seat ward. The Winnipeg School Division typically has the highest vote-getters, but switched from three three-seat wards of 43,000 voters, to ...

Fired principal elected to board

Friday, 24 October 2014

The province's top vote-getter was David Johnson in Pembina Trails with 8,953 votes, who ran in a large three-seat ward. The Winnipeg School Division typically has the highest vote-getters, but switched from three three-seat wards of 43,000 voters, to ...

PTSD budget means homeowners save a toonie

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Pembina Trails School Division's latest budget reveals a marginal decrease in school taxes for the coming year. The final 2011-12 budget, which was formally released March 10, shows the division special levy dropping 0.2%. From left to right: David ...

Incumbent school trustees fall all over town

Thursday, 28 October 2010

They'll need a few weeks just to remember each others' names around the school board table in St. James-Assiniboia School Division -- only three incumbent trustees are coming back. Two incumbents lost their seats Wednesday and four retired. It's one of ...


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