Community leader to run for council
This story is about Wind Concerns Ontario member Leslie Disheau who, until the group decided its mission was fulfilled and to disband, was leader of the South Branch Wind Opposition Group. Leslie has been active in a number of community and charity endeavours, and is now taking her enthusiasm and leadership to local government.
From The Morrisburg Leader
Disheau shifts focus to the 2014 election
News – October 23, 2013 Edition
SOUTH DUNDAS —
The nomination process for the 2014 municipal elections doesn’t open until the new year, but already, Leslie Disheau has announced that she plans to seek a seat at the South Dundas council table.
Disheau made the announcement to the South Branch Wind Opposition group, and its followers, within the context of the announced dissolution of the group, over the weekend.
Although Disheau has not yet announced which seat at the South Dundas council table she has her sights set on, she has been considering an election run for some time.
“This decision has not come easy, and it’s not something that just happened overnight,” said Disheau. She said she has been approached often by community members suggesting that she seek election to either the school board or municipal council.
“I’ve been very active over many years in the public school system on the parent councils with our local schools and still am with Seaway. However, it has taken this mess of industrial wind turbines and the actions of our current council to put me in the direction of municipal council,” said Disheau. “I’ve decided to open that door of opportunity and bring positive change to a community I am passionate about.”
“My definition of community includes all of South Dundas. I’ve lived in Iroquois, Morrisburg and now in Brinston. My university degree is in sociology and anthropology with a minor in political science. I’ve been down the path of social work, now it’s time to use that political science education as an elected municipal official.”
In order to make this council run official Disheau, like all other potential candidates will have to file nomination papers with the Municipality of South Dundas between January 2 and September 11, 2014. The next municipal election will take place October 27, 2014.