2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Geoff Borden

Candidate in the 2014 St. Charles Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

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

Winnipeg needs councillors who don't have anyone to "pay back" when they're in office. I'm not taking donation from business people or from unions — and I never will.

I'm running for office for the same reason you would: because I think I can help make this city better for the people who live here.

My priorities are the same ones that I've heard from my neighbours while knocking on doors all over my ward. People want to live in a Winnipeg that is fair, that is kind, that is awesome. But a single councillor is only one vote. So I'm not just a guy with a few ideas and solid ideals. I'm also someone who can listen to others and work with them to accomplish as much as possible, together.

You're not just electing me to fix the problems faced by the city right now, but to face the challenges that still lay ahead.I'll be the best councillor not because I have all the answers, but because I'll be the best at finding them.

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

Over the years I have sat on many boards and been a member of multiple committees. I have experience dealing with executive councils and The Board of Governors at Brandon University. I understand the process and rules that are in place during these meetings and those in place at City Council meetings.

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

Winnipeg needs a bold plan to build homes for every homeless person in Winnipeg. This is possible. The state of Utah has done this and reduced it's homeless rate by 74% in the last 8 years.

The city could provide a simple internet service for free or offer higher speeds at a reduced rate to help lower income families gain internet access.

The Executive Policy Committee is not democratic. We elected these officials to their councillor positions, not to the E.P.C. They are picked by the Mayor, which can breed corruption.

I would like to explore a corporate income tax in Winnipeg and lower property taxes.

Stop paying companies to move to Winnipeg with tax incentives. Instead use that money to support & expand local businesses.

I suggest that all ward allowances be pulled & if money is needed, it must be requested during council meetings.

Bring all Water & Waste infrastructure up to date. Remove all combined systems, so that we are not sending our sewer waste straight into the Assiniboine & Red River.

With the increase in severe thunderstorms in Southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg, now is the time for us to build a Severe Weather Early Warning System.

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

I have come to love the St. Charles area. There are no large buildings obstructing my view of the skyline and plenty of parks and opens space for my son and I to enjoy.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I am not just a representative, I am a resident. I understand the needs of the many, not the desires of council and its political intrigues. I will not be a bench warmer. I will push for change at City Hall. I want to make Winnipeg and the St. Charles area better.


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News that Mentions Geoff Borden

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Fourth time's the charm for Dobson in St. Charles

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Eric Holland received 2,129 votes (16.28 per cent), Don Woodstock received 905 votes (6.92 per cent), Dwight Hildebrandt received 791 votes (6.05 per cent), and Geoff Borden received 244 votes (1.87 per cent). Nordman held the position for eight years, ...

Dobson unseats incumbent Nordman in St. Charles

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dobson, who works at St. James School Division as a journeyman carpenter, also came out ahead of fellow candidates Eric Holland, Don Woodstock, Dwight Hildebrandt, and Geoff Borden. Dobson joins a number of fresh faces on city council along with ...

Judy WasylyciaLeis decisively defeated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

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. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Shawn DOBSON Grant NORDMAN Eric HOLLAND Don WOODSTOCK Dwight HILDEBRANDT Geoff BORDEN 5040 3972 2129 905 791 244 ...

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

Orlikow likely winner in River Heights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

Gerbasi wins reelection in Fort RougeEast Fort Garry

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

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

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Shawn DOBSON Grant NORDMAN Eric HOLLAND Don WOODSTOCK Dwight HILDEBRANDT Geoff BORDEN 5040 3972 2129 905 791 244 ...

The races to watch on election night

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

He's battling Geoff Borden, Shawn Dobson, Dwight Hildebrandt, Eric Holland, and Don Woodstock. Old Kildonan. Following a tepid first term in office, Devi Sharma does battle this time around with Donovan Martin and former Winnipeg School Division chair ...

The good, bad, weird campaign trail

Sunday, 19 October 2014

If you're looking for the candidate of change, then this is your man. St. Charles council candidate Geoff Borden could give Fillion a run for the title of most creative candidate. He wants the city to launch its own low-cost internet service, thinks ...

Race for Winnipeg council: CharleswoodTuxedo, St. Charles and St. James ...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

That question will be answered on Oct. 22, as Grant Nordman faces challengers Don Woodstock, Dwight Hildebrandt, Geoff Borden, Shawn Dobson and Eric Holland for his council seat. Holland, Borden and Woodstock all took aim at Nordman, saying many ...

Six seek St. Charles seat

Thursday, 16 October 2014

St. Charles is usually among the sleepiest races in a civic election, but this time a huge slate of candidates, an incumbent vulnerable to criticism and one nasty dog bite have made it anything but. Several people are waging well-organized and credible ...

Six seek St. Charles seat

Thursday, 16 October 2014

St. Charles choices. Geoff Borden -- He ran several times federally and civically as a young man in Brandon before moving to St. Charles a decade ago. Shawn Dobson -- He's making his fourth bid for the St. Charles seat. He works for the St. James ...

St. Charles ward sees five candidates running against incumbent Nordman

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Perennial St. Charles candidate Shawn Dobson is also in the race again. Geoff Borden is on the ballot too. Nordman is a former speaker at city hall and current member of the mayor's executive policy committee. The incumbent won in 2010 with 52 per cent ...

St. Charles Ward city councillor candidates

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Name: Geoff Borden. Age: 39. Occupation: Retail employee at HMV. Why he's running: "I'm running for office for the same reason you would: because I think I can help make this city better for the people who live here... I'm not just a guy with a few ...

St. Charles Ward city councillor candidates

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Name: Geoff Borden. Age: 39. Occupation: Retail employee at HMV. Why he's running: "I'm running for office for the same reason you would: because I think I can help make this city better for the people who live here... I'm not just a guy with a few ...

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 ...

City confidential: How Winnipeg's election campaign is shaping up

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The week after Labour Day means three things in Winnipeg: unhappy schoolchildren, even unhappier Bombers fans and the realization the municipal election campaign has entered the so-called serious phase. If you've managed to avoid the election so far, ...

City confidential: How Winnipeg's election campaign is shaping up

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The week after Labour Day means three things in Winnipeg: unhappy schoolchildren, even unhappier Bombers fans and the realization the municipal election campaign has entered the so-called serious phase. If you've managed to avoid the election so far, ...

Steeves would ban panhandling

Friday, 29 August 2014

Geoff Borden@geoffborden · #GordSteeves solution to winnipeg's poor & homeless seems to be to arrest them all. #WinnWinnipegvwctvwpg · in 22 days · ReplyRetweetFavorite · //twitter.com/geoffborden/status/505420094911311872. — Geoff Borden ...


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