RE-ELECT
MAUREEN WILSON

For Ward 1 Councillor

RE-ELECT
MAUREEN WILSON

For Ward 1 Councillor

"I believe when your city is facing real problems that demand real solutions, you don't run away. You run again, and do the work."
Maureen Wilson
Ward 1 Councillor—Incumbent
"I believe when your city is facing real problems that demand real solutions, you don't run away. You run again, and do the work."
Maureen Wilson
Ward 1 Councillor

Letter to Ward 1 Residents

Dear Fellow Ward 1 Residents,

My first term as a Hamilton City Councillor has been tough. Sometimes, very tough. It’s taken a toll on my heart, but never my hope.

When I ran for Ward 1 Councillor four years ago, people asked me, “Why do you want to go down ‘there’?” ‘There,’ of course, is Hamilton City Hall. These comments left me feeling sad and a little angry. Sad because people saw Hamilton City Hall as a hostile place. Angry because people didn’t think that Hamilton City Hall was working for them.

I’m honoured that I did have the opportunity to go down ‘there’ due to that election. And now I have experienced it and lived it. And despite all the personal and professional challenges it has presented, I want to go back.

Why? Because there is still much work to be done.

I am running because:

  • I want a culture of respect between Hamilton Council and the public, among Council colleagues and with Hamilton City staff. That respect has been worn down and needs rebuilding.
  • There are too many people suffering across this city without homes, without safety, and the simple belief that someone cares. That’s no way to live. That’s no way for a city to let its residents live. I need to do what I can to help change that.
  • Our streets are dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. I want to do all I can to restore our city as a place for people, not only fast-moving cars and trucks.
  • Our roads, bridges, rec centres, sidewalks, and stormwater systems are crumbling. I want to continue to advance strategic financial management of our public assets.
  • Our urban creeks are under threat from sprawl. We cannot let our need to grow impede the health of the ecosystem that lets us live.

Four years ago, I made a heartfelt commitment to you to work every day to serve with all of my skills, passion, hard work, and experience. Since then, I have worked hard to earn your trust as your Ward 1 Councillor, and I do not take that for granted.

My goal remains to prepare Hamilton for tomorrow. To look ahead, move forward, and build a city that can offer opportunity and hope to its residents and attract the minds and talents of the next generation. And now more than ever, I believe Hamilton Council must lead by example, listen to learn and govern with purpose.

Onwards,

Maureen Wilson, Hamilton Ward 1 City Councillor

Letter to Ward 1 Residents

Dear Fellow Ward 1 Residents,

My first term as a Hamilton City Councillor has been tough. Sometimes, very tough. It’s taken a toll on my heart, but never my hope.

When I ran for Ward 1 Councillor four years ago, people asked me, “Why do you want to go down ‘there’?” ‘There,’ of course, is Hamilton City Hall. These comments left me feeling sad and a little angry. Sad because people saw Hamilton City Hall as a hostile place. Angry because people didn’t think that Hamilton City Hall was working for them.

I’m honoured that I did have the opportunity to go down ‘there’ due to that election. And now I have experienced it and lived it. And despite all the personal and professional challenges it has presented, I want to go back.

Why? Because there is still much work to be done.

I am running because:

  • I want a culture of respect between Hamilton Council and the public, among Council colleagues and with Hamilton City staff. That respect has been worn down and needs rebuilding.
  • There are too many people suffering across this city without homes, without safety, and the simple belief that someone cares. That’s no way to live. That’s no way for a city to let its residents live. I need to do what I can to help change that.
  • Our streets are dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. I want to do all I can to restore our city as a place for people, not only fast-moving cars and trucks.
  • Our roads, bridges, rec centres, sidewalks, and stormwater systems are crumbling. I want to continue to advance strategic financial management of our public assets.
  • Our urban creeks are under threat from sprawl. We cannot let our need to grow impede the health of the ecosystem that lets us live.

Four years ago, I made a heartfelt commitment to you to work every day to serve with all of my skills, passion, hard work, and experience. Since then, I have worked hard to earn your trust as your Ward 1 Councillor, and I do not take that for granted.

My goal remains to prepare Hamilton for tomorrow. To look ahead, move forward, and build a city that can offer opportunity and hope to its residents and attract the minds and talents of the next generation. And now more than ever, I believe Hamilton Council must lead by example, listen to learn and govern with purpose.

Onwards,

Maureen Wilson, Hamilton Ward 1 City Councillor

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Meet Maureen Wilson, City Councillor for Hamilton Ward 1

Maureen was elected to Hamilton City Council in 2018 and is seeking re-election in October 2022. She’s committed to improving life for everyone in the community by addressing issues like affordable housing, better transit, child care, streets built for people, better public spaces, protecting our ecosystems, and supporting local businesses.

Maureen previously worked in senior staff positions in Hamilton’s local and regional governments for ten years. She also served as Mayor Bob Wade’s Chief of Staff for the two years immediately following amalgamation and has Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Political Science.

Maureen sits on many committees and subcommittees in the city, including the Audit, Finance and Administration Committee, General Issues Committee, Hamilton Board of Health, and the Affordable Housing Site Selection Sub-Committee, to name a few. She also serves on the Advisory Committee for Immigrants & Refugees, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Advisory Committee, the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion and several of the Ward’s BIA’s.

Maureen enjoys walking or biking to work, gardening and supporting local independent businesses. She and her husband, Terry Cooke, raised three children together, all of whom attended Ward 1 schools, and the family, live in Ward 1.

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Election Day is October 24, 2022

Look up your poll locations via the voter’s list at hamilton.ca/elections

Advance Poll Dates & Locations

Dalewood Recreation Centre, 1152 Main St W, Hamilton

  • October 7 | 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • October 8 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • October 14 | 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • October 15 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Accessible Voting Machine

Dalewood Recreation Centre, 1152 Main St W, Hamilton

This location is open to anyone requiring disability support on election day.