Jack Hauseman's Media/Press Release
Jack Hauseman aims to rejoin East Gwillimbury council
Article from Newmarket Era Banner
East Gwillimbury council hopeful Jack Hauseman has officially launched his election campaign.
Hauseman, who is no stranger to East Gwillimbury council, was first elected in 1991 and served five terms.
His experience is what is needed in East Gwillimbury as the town undergoes significant growth in the coming term, he said.
“I participated fully in all public hearings, listening to residents in the development of our current official plan,” he said in a media release. Residents want to continue to have a choice of lifestyles, both urban and rural. They want to respect the environment and they want to keep 70 per cent of East Gwillimbury free of development, he said.
In the remaining 30 per cent, residents want to balance residential, commercial and industrial development to ensure they not only have a place to live, but also employment opportunities, he said.
“By balancing growth through phasing policies, East Gwillimbury will not be just another bedroom community, but a complete community,” he said. “Phasing in of services will also insure EG has the increased tax base to afford new social and physical infrastructure. Growth must pay for growth and not on the backs of existing taxpayers.”
Hauseman is a team player and has enjoyed working with council and the mayor in the past, he said, adding he wants to use his strengths to enact policies “to make East Gwillimbury an even better place to live, work and play”.
He has enjoyed meeting the thousands of volunteers in the area and supporting their efforts and causes.
“In a small municipality with limited resources, the wonderful volunteers of East Gwillimbury have played a significant role in our success,” he said.
Hauseman takes pride in the efficient budgets passed by council, he said.
Hauseman is a past Ontario Volunteer of the Year and was awarded the Ontario Bicentennial Medal of Honour by the provincial government.
He and his wife, Fran, have called East Gwillimbury their home for the past 28 years.
Hauseman officially launched his campaign Aug. 14 and he said he will not accept donations from any developers or anyone related in anyway to the development industry.