"Focused on a BRIGHT FUTURE for our town"
EG Election 2014
Election day is Monday, October 27, 2014.
Click here to see if you are on the EG voter list
EG advance polls: (you can vote at any advance poll with a valid Ontario ID)
Town of East Gwillimbury Town Office:
October 14 to 21
9 am to 4 pm
Excluding the weekend
At the following four locations:
- Ross Family Complex
- Sports Complex & Arena (Sharon)
- Holland Landing Community Centre
- Harvest Hills Activity Centre
Saturday, October 11 Saturday, October 18 from 10 am to 5 pm
In my own words
||I was born in the 1950's in Toronto. My mother’s family immigrated to Canada from Ireland in the 1840’s during the potato famine to start a new life. My father’s family was of Pennsylvania Dutch stock. My grandfather came to Canada just before World War 1 because of the many opportunities Canada offered. I grew up in downtown Toronto, but spent most of my summers working on my grandfather’s dairy farm at the corner of 19th Avenue and Woodbine on the border of Markham and Whitchurch Townships (it’s still there). I graduated from
|Oakwood Collegiate in 1969, and spent the next three years in the Registered Industrial Accountants Program held in conjunction with the University of Toronto. In 1971 I began my career in the financial services sector, and over the next 35 years, I served in many senior management positions until my retirement in 2006. I specialized in equipment leasing and financing with 3 major companies, IAC Limited (known earlier as Industrial Acceptance Corporation), the Bank of Nova Scotia, and most recently with Canadian Capital Leasing Corporation.
My parents taught me how important it is to be a part of my community. My father fought for 3 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II to insure the freedom we all enjoy today. My mother was Canadian and North American Figure Skating Champion and an international gold medalist during the early to late 1940’s. She received many awards and medals for her accomplishments, but her proudest moments were when she was crisscrossing North America and Europe, headlining charity shows on behalf of the Navy League to raise needed funds for wartime veterans. When my mother passed away in early 2009, I found an old, crumpled letter she had kept in her purse since a little girl. It was written by my grandmother and it said “When you are born, you cry and the whole world rejoices; but when you die, the whole world cries and you rejoice; do something nice for someone every day!”
Over my adult life I have been involved in the communities I’ve lived in. Since moving to East Gwillimbury in 1986, I have done my very best, first as a volunteer, and then as an elected member of Council, to make our hometown one we can all take great pride in. I have been married to my wife Fran, who many of you know, for the past 36 years. She is the love of my life and equal partner in any of life’s undertakings. We are proud homeowners and residents in the beautiful community of Holland Landing in the Town of East Gwillimbury.
I have prepared well for the major responsibilities I will assume as Councillor of our Town. You have my full commitment that I will bring Strong Experienced Leadership to the table, and work with my fellow members of Council to run a lean, efficient government, keeping property taxes as low as possible.
A SOLID RECORD OF SERVICE
- Five term Councillor on East Gwillimbury Council – First elected in 1991
- Two time Mayoralty Candidate – 1997 and 2010
- Chair of Corporate and Financial Services - 2009 to 2010
- Past Chair of all Town of East Gwillimbury Council Standing Committees and all Community Recreation Centre Committees, Brown Hill, Mt. Albert, Queensville, North Union and Riverdrive Park.
- Liaison to the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce – 1991 to 1994 and 2006 to 2010
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Sharon Temple Museum Society –2004 to 2007
- Chair of the Alzheimer’s Society of York Region – 2006 Walk for Memories
- Member of the East Gwillimbury Community Action Committee – 2003 to 2006
- Member of the East Gwillimbury Youth Advisory Committee – 2003 to 2006
- Founding Chair of the East Gwillimbury Business Development Committee –2000 to 2003
- Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Mt. Albert Branch #382
- Trustee of the East Gwillimbury Public Library – 1991 to 2000
- Member of the East Gwillimbury Recreation Committee – 1988 to 1991
- Past Ontario Volunteer of the Year – awarded the Ontario Bicentenial Medal of Honour for Community Service.
- Elected Public School Trustee, Ward 14, on the North York Board of Education – 1982 to1985
- Served as Budget Chief for the third largest School Board in Canada – 1982 to1985
- Appointed by the Canadian Secretary of State as Canada’s Representative on International Race Relations and Multiculturalism
- Spent 35 years as a member of Senior Management in the Financial Services Industry with IAC Limited, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and Canadian Capital Leasing Corporation
- A 28 year resident of the Town of East Gwillimbury with his wife Fran Hauseman
© Jack Hauseman 2014