2022 Winnipeg Election Results
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Scott Gillingham - Mayoral Candidates
What got you into politics?
I had worked as a Christian pastor for two decades, and I wanted a new challenge that would allow me to serve the people I knew in my community but work with them in a different and more practical way.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
As City Council’s Finance Chair, I led six budget processes – and as Mayor, I’d have a chance to apply the lessons I learned. But this time, I’d be able to use that experience as City Council’s leader – with a clear mandate to make the budget process more open, more transparent, more strategic and to ensure Winnipeg has adequate revenue to fund key services. I’m a former Police Board Chair – and I can draw on that experience to support the Chair and members in a push for more proactive policing and upstream crime prevention policies like those championed effectively by former Chief Devon Clunis. I’ve learned firsthand about regional and intergovernmental challenges as Co-Chair of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, and I’ve learned about key overland trade issues as a City of Winnipeg representative on the NASCO board. Before I was a councillor, I also served the community on senior’s home and community boards, so I appreciate the challenges faced by small organizations across Winnipeg.
Finally, as a pastor, I learned to listen carefully to people. Great listening can often be a more powerful tool in politics and government than great speaking.
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?
Infrastructure: We must invest in our transportation system. My “Big Move” plan means more road repairs, more buses , more investment in trade routes and more connected bike routes. My opponents mocked this at first, but now they are promising to do more to fix road repair and fix Kenaston after all.
Crime Prevention: Winnipeg police are too focused on reactive policing and not enough on the kind of community-linked, data-driven, “upstream” crime prevention championed by former Chief Clunis. I will sit on the Police Board to seek the return of effective proactive policing initiatives that were cancelled while Councillor Klein chaired the Police Board, and we need a Mayor who understands and supports a real crime prevention strategy.
Customer Service: Winnipeggers will have more support for public services if they’re operating well. I’ll reinvest in 311 and launch “Neighborhood Action Teams.”
Homelessness: I want to lead a shift in approach so Winnipeg is taking the lead through community partnerships where we can, instead of waiting for other governments to solve this problem for us.
Building a Stronger City: Plans like “Patio City,” faster urban reserve approvals and rec infrastructure programs will help us build Winnipeg’s economic and social strength.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
Leadership isn’t just about a resume or a platform of commitments. It’s also about how you work with people. I truly believe in the power of collaboration. “One with the strength of many” is our City’s motto, and I’m committed to make that spirit of unity real, uniting City Council, city staff and the public behind common goals so we can spend more time solving problems and meeting Winnipeg’s great potential, and spend less time debating about the process we’ll take to get there.
News that mentions Scott Gillingham
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Former mayor Glen Murray head and shoulders above competition in Winnipeg election poll – Winnipeg
July 28, 2022
Global News - ...voters as well, with his experience and track record cited by 65 per cent of respondents as a reason to back him. View image in full screen Coun. Scott Gillingham. Global News / File The survey of more than 600 Winnipeg adults shows current St. James councillor Scott Gillingham sitting at 16 per cent in his...
Former mayor Glen Murray leads race to become Winnipeg’s next mayor, Probe poll suggests
July 28, 2022
CBC Manitoba - ...to run for federal office. He also served as an Ontario Liberal member of the Provincial Parliament and cabinet minister. Two-term St. James Coun. Scott Gillingham ranked second in the poll, attracting 16 per cent of decided voters who responded. Former Winnipeg Centre Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette is...
Murray Has Healthy Lead in Winnipeg Mayor’s Race: Poll
July 28, 2022
ChrisD - ...hall from 1998 to 2004 and benefits from name recognition as the most well-known candidate. Trailing Murray are current St. James city councillor Scott Gillingham with 16 percent and former Winnipeg Centre Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette with 13 percent. Further behind are Jenny Motkaluk with eight...
Mayoral candidate Gillingham hopes Portage Place plan will spur development
July 27, 2022
CBC Manitoba - ...from its past, according to one mayoral hopeful. "It's just a property that's not living up to its potential, let's put it that way," candidate Scott Gillingham said Wednesday. "There's so much more that could be done there." Gillingham says if elected on Oct. 26, he would have city staff work with other...
Jenny Motkaluk s’en prend à Glen Murray pour des dépenses électorales non déclarées
July 26, 2022
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ... Jenny Motkaluk et Glen Murray sont parmi les 12 candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg. Les autres sont Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Desmond Thomas et Don Woodstock. Les candidats doivent compléter le processus...
Motkaluk raps rival mayoral candidate Murray for blowing federal campaign expense deadline
July 26, 2022
CBC Manitoba - ...requests for comment. Motkaluk and Murray are among 12 candidates for mayor. The other candidates are Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Desmond Thomas and Don Woodstock. Candidates must complete the nominations...
Une députée du NPD dénonce un gazouillis de Glen Murray où on voit un slogan misogyne
July 25, 2022
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...en haut du tweet. Glen Murray fait partie des 12 candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg. Les autres sont Rana Bokhari, Idris Adelakun, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Desmond Thomas et Don Woodstock. Les candidats doivent terminer...
‘Smart taxes,’ compost, better public transit ideas floated by mayoral hopefuls for greener Winnipeg
July 25, 2022
CBC Manitoba - ...more electric, as well as making sure all public transit buses are electric. He said he'll have more information on that later in the campaign. Scott Gillingham said he'd have more policy announcements coming out about reducing carbon emissions, but suggested the city needs more infill housing and to move...
NDP House leader calls out Winnipeg mayoral candidate for tweet including misogynist slogan
July 25, 2022
CBC Manitoba - ...Winnipeg's mayoral race. Bokhari and Murray are among 12 candidates running for mayor. The other candidates are Idris Adelakun, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Desmond Thomas and Don Woodstock. Candidates must complete the...
Shaun Loney veut supprimer la taxe d’affaires s’il est élu maire de Winnipeg
July 25, 2022
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...et Glen Murray font partie des 12 candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg. Les autres aspirants maires sont Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Desmond Thomas et Don Woodstock. Les candidats doivent terminer le processus de...