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Scott Gillingham

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

Scott can be reached on social media, or at [email protected].

Their response to our candidate questionnaire can be read below.

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Questionnaire Response

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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Mayoral candidate Klein promises yellow warning lights at all Winnipeg school zones

September 9, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...for Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood, is one of 15 candidates running for mayor. Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Vincent Gabriele, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Jenny Motkaluk, Glen Murray, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Govind Thawani, Desmond Thomas and Don Woodstock...

Candidat à la mairie, Rick Shone veut limoger le chef de la police de Winnipeg | Élections municipales au Manitoba 2022

September 8, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...à Winnipeg pour les personnes handicapées, celles qui ont un casier judiciaire ou qui font face à d'autres obstacles pour obtenir un emploi. Scott Gillingham, quant à lui, veut maîtriser les dépenses en lançant des appels d'offres pour les travaux routiers jusqu'à trois ans avant leur début. Cette...

Gillingham’s road-repair promise comes with a hitch

September 8, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Ontario Liberal cabinet minister, who is considered the front-runner in Winnipeg’s mayoral race. It may explain why his main challenger, Coun. Scott Gillingham, has chosen road repair as the main plank in his campaign platform. It’s a wedge issue he believes could help him overtake his chief rival. “We...

Mayoral candidate Rick Shone calls for firing of Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth

September 8, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...least imperfect mayor since Bill Norrie." Norrie served as mayor from 1979 to 1992. Gillingham promises better construction Mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham, who has been making infrastructure announcements all week, pledged Thursday to keep construction spending under control by pre-tendering road work...

Axing photo radar, freezing wages for city workers part of Motkaluk’s mayoral pitch

September 7, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ... She is one of 15 candidates running for mayor on Oct. 26. In addition to Motkaluk, Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Vincent Gabriele, Scott Gillingham, Kevin Klein, Shaun Loney, Glen Murray, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Govind Thawani, Desmond Thomas and Don Woodstock have...

Gillingham Proposes ‘Big Move’ to Boost Transit

September 7, 2022

ChrisD - ...mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham wants to make the city’s transit fleet more efficient to reduce traffic congestion. As part of his “big move” plan, Gillingham says he would restore Winnipeg Transit to 100 percent of pre-pandemic service levels in 2023 by adding approximately 50 buses back on the...

Assiniboia community committee resumes

September 7, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...two-family, with the goal of building a new two-storey side-by-side. “There are no variances required on this proposed development,” said Coun. Scott Gillingham (St. James), who announced his mayoral run in May, “This proposed development meets the policy goals set out in Complete Communities 2.0,...

Candidat à la mairie, Scott Gillingham promet plus d’argent pour les routes à Winnipeg | Élections municipales au Manitoba 2022

September 6, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...candidat à la mairie de Winnipeg Scott Gillingham s'engage à investir plus d'argent, provenant des coffres de la Ville, pour réparer les chaussées Il a aussi envoyé une flèche à l’endroit du candidat Glen Murray, ancien maire de Winnipeg de 1998 à 2004. Avec moins d'argent pour les routes provenant...

‘It’s a long time coming’: St. James Civic Centre reopens after two years of construction and delays

September 6, 2022

CTV - ...six months or something like that. And of course, it went way longer than expected," Steeves said. During the reopening ceremony on Tuesday, Coun. Scott Gillingham (St. James) said the project did face several setbacks and delays. These delays pushed the civic centre's reopening – originally scheduled for...

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Gillingham pledges more cash for roads, blames rival for pothole woes

September 6, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham says Winnipeg would spend more of its own money on road repairs if he's elected next month. With less money for roads coming from other levels of government, Winnipeg's next mayor will have no choice but to dig deeper on infrastructure funding, he said Tuesday. ...