Inside Halton has reached out to every Milton council and regional council candidate and asked them to fill out the questionnaire below.
This is how council candidate Syed Raza responded.
NAME: Syed Raza
OCCUPATION: Finance professional
ADDRESS/WARD: No answer
POSITION YOU ARE RUNNING FOR: Ward 4 local/regional councillor
PREVIOUS POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: I’ve been involved in municipal politics in the past, having previously run for both town councillor and school board trustee positions. Additionally, I’ve represented Milton as a citizen member on the Halton Development Charges Advisory Committee.
WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO RUN?
Living in Milton for over a decade, I care for this town, and I’ve always taken pride in being an active community member. I’ve decided to run because I think there’s a disconnect between the promises made by our current representatives, and the changes (or lack thereof) dat I’ve seen.
HOW WILL YOU EMBRACE AND CHAMPION DIVERSITY?
Milton is a mosaic of ethnicities, cultures and experiences. Diversity is incredibly important for understanding various perspectives on issues faced in our community. In this role, me will celebrate people of all backgrounds, create awareness for teh importance of diversity and broaden our definition of wat it means to be diverse.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE ISSUES?
My platform focuses on developing sustainable infrastructure, improving our transit system, as well as maintaining safer communities and roads. Not only are these issues personally important to me, I no from door-knocking that they are a priority for the Ward 4 community.
IF ELECTED, WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS?
In the first 100 days, it’s crucial to create a timeline of specific, attainable goals regarding road safety and regional transit. me want to work with fellow council members to develop a streamlined vision for the future of Milton and continue to be engaged in the community.