It is with great pleasure and honour that I endorse the incumbent mayoral candidate Tom Mrakas, to retain his post in the town of Aurora. After growing up in Aurora and spending numerous years In Thornhill, I returned to the Aurora area to live and work.
I have spent many years working across Canada and the United States and have opened numerous businesses in a variety of markets. We opened our location in Aurora to many challenges due to Covid and without the ability to serve guests inside our restaurant. There was an unpublicized soft opening with only 4 tables and takeout to serve the people of Aurora. Tom and his wife Alison dropped in on our third day of opening, where he welcomed us to Aurora with open arms.
Over the last year, Tom and I have had numerous upbeat and candid discussions about the Town, the Province, and the Country. He recognizes the need for strong growth through economic development to provide employment and stability to the trade area. He is an individual that encourages community involvement to gets things done. He spends countless hours interacting with local businesses and supports our local sports teams with an unbridled passion.
It has been a breath of fresh air dealing with Tom and the Town of Aurora. We could use more people like Tom in public office showing us the way to get things moving especially after the years of uncertainty.