My fellow citizens, let me start by saying that all those that are running for office should be commended for their effort. To be chosen to represent the people in your community for any political office is truly an honour. My heartfelt wishes go out to all those who have placed their name forward.
 
When I announced my candidacy for Councillor at Large on September 12, that decision was prompted by 3 fundamental issues facing our city:
  1. Middle class families and Seniors are being squeezed by higher taxes and user fees
  2. Increasing crime and the need for better community safety
  3. You have told me that Thunder Bay needs a clear sense of direction

Evidence of our worsening condition can the be found in the dramatic drop in ranking from the top 20 as the "Most Livable City in Canada" in 2010 to 109 in 2014.
 
I believe in our potential as a city, but recent changes in our economy (especially in mining), increasing levels of debt at the provincial level and our over-reliance on transfer payments, are creating new challenges and opportunities that have the potential to greatly enhance or undermine our region's economic viability and future prosperity.

My background and experience.

I am a community activist and I believe that it is by sharing of our time and our talents that we can help build a community we can all be proud of. Many of you have asked me to serve on City Council again, and told me that while those who represent us in public office need to have the desire to do so, they also need the background and experience to produce positive results. I am grateful for the confidence that so many of you have shown in me and I believe that.....

…can help develop winning strategies to manage the changes in our economy, help create good paying jobs, ensure low taxes, address the core issues of crime prevention and safety, and maintain a good standard of living and quality of life for our families.

I am asking for your support on election day October 27, 2014 and If you have any questions or would like to talk with me directly I will be more than happy to meet with you. I can be reached at home at 767-6579 on my cell phone anytime at 630-0062 or via e-mail at frank@frankpullia.com

Sincerely

Frank Pullia
Candidate for Councillor at Large
City of Thunder Bay