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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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Ouellette vows to make city safer if elected mayor

May 4, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign Up I agree to the Terms and Conditions, Cookie and Privacy Policies, and CASL agreement. City Coun. Scott Gillingham, business owner Rick Shone, business development consultant Jenny Motkaluk, security business owner Don Woodstock and civic activist Chris Clacio...

Next mayor faces daunting, urgent challenges

May 3, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...More are expected to join the race in the coming weeks. More challengers step forward for mayor’s chair MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Scott Gillingham walks to the clerk’s office with his wife, Marla, to register for the mayoral race at City Hall in Winnipeg on Monday. Posted: 5:40 PM May. 2,...

Former Liberal MP Oullete joins Winnipeg’s mayoral race

May 3, 2022

Winnipeg Sun - ...declared that he would register as a candidate for mayor on Tuesday. Ouellete joins Jenny Motkaluk, Chris Clacio, Don Woodstock, Rick Shone and Scott Gillingham as candidates registered to become mayor. Current Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is not seeking re-election in this year’s municipal election. ...

Former Winnipeg Centre MP joining mayoral race

May 3, 2022

CTV - ... Ouellette is the sixth person to register for the mayoral race, joining Jennifer Motkaluk, Don Woodstock, Christopher Clacio, Rick Shone and Scott Gillingham. A new mayor will be decided on Oct....

Robert-Falcon Ouellette joins mayoral race, says Winnipeg not doing enough to help people with addictions

May 3, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...campaign. Winnipeg elects a new mayor on Oct. 26. Candidates must register in order to raise or spend money on their campaigns. St. James Coun. Scott Gillingham, business consultant Jenny Motkaluk, Willderness Supply owner Rick Shone, security company owner Don Woodstock and activist Chris Clacio have also...

More challengers step forward for mayor’s chair

May 2, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...on his council experience to help him stand out in a potentially crowded race, Coun. Scott Gillingham has registered to run for mayor this fall. Banking on his council experience to help him stand out in a potentially crowded race, Coun. Scott Gillingham has registered to run for mayor this fall. "I’ve...

Two more candidates enter Winnipeg’s mayoral race

May 2, 2022

CTV - ...Sunday and three hopefuls threw their hats into the ring. Now, another two candidates have joined them, including a familiar council face. Coun. Scott Gillingham, who represents St. James, officially registered to run for mayor on Monday. He was first elected back in 2014 and has served as the chair of the...

Gillingham, Shone join mayoral race

May 2, 2022

Winnipeg Sun - ...refreshing your browser, or Gillingham, Shone join mayoral race Back to video On Monday, Rick Shone officially registered as a candidate and Coun. Scott Gillingham (St. James), who announced earlier this year that he would be running for mayor, did as well. According to LinkedIn, Shone has operated Wilderness...

Un propriétaire de magasin de plein air dans la course à la mairie de Winnipeg

May 2, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...avait posé sa candidature à la mairie en 2018, mais n'a pas terminé le processus de mise en candidature. Le conseiller municipal de Saint-James, Scott Gillingham, devrait annoncer sa candidature lundi après-midi. Avec les informations de Bartley...

Outdoor equipment store owner hopes to cut a path into the mayor’s office

May 2, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...who finished fourth in 2018, and Chris Clacio, who registered to run for mayor in 2018 but did not complete the nomination process. St. James Coun. Scott Gillingham is expected to register his campaign on Monday...