Scott Gillingham

Candidate in the St. James Councillor Candidates race.

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Questionnaire Response

Scott Gillingham - St. James

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

I’m seeking re-election for city council to build upon the important work that was started in my first term. That work includes continued focus on investments in infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, active transportation network) and the servicing of the CentrePort employment lands.

In addition, there are many projects I helped to launch in my first term that I want to see through to completion, including the renovation and expansion of the St. James Civic Centre, the building of Kapyong Park and the transition to multi-year balanced budgeting.

What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I believe serving on council for one term has given me vital experience that will assist me to make an important contribution to council in my second term.

Having served as police board chair and finance chair during my first term has provided me insights and understanding that will be of great assistance to offering leadership on council during my second term.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

My second term priorities are continued investment in road, sewer and parks infrastructure (in St. James and across the city), the development of CentrePort, addressing the drug (meth) issue, implementing multi-year budgets and the completing local projects that were begun in my first term.

What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

St. James has a rich and proud history. My community is well-connected with many families having been in St. James for generations.

St. James is also home to 17 Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the 3rd largest aerospace industry in Canada and hosts a vibrant international airport.

With the potential buildout of CentrePort, Red River Exhibition and Assiniboia Downs lands, St. James is poised for greater local development than has been seen in decades. This development will mean hundreds of jobs and important spinoff economic benefits.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I believe I am the candidate in St. James with the experience and leadership record on Council to best represent my community.

News that mentions Scott Gillingham

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How will St. James vote on Oct. 24?

October 9, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article. Here’s a quick look at some of the issues in the ward: Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston), and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) were elected in 2014, and both are now running in newly constituted St. James ward....

Bowman poised to win the re-election battle but lose the war for control of Winnipeg city council

October 7, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...first to concede Bowman couldn't rely on all nine of his council allies to vote alongside him on every issue — executive policy committee members Scott Gillingham, John Orlikow and Brian Mayes were ready to revolt over Portage and Main — a council majority allows a mayor to govern without the time-consuming...

ELECTION 2018: Two incumbents, rookie politician fight it out in St. James

October 6, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...incumbent city councillors and a rookie politician are vying to represent St. James ward at City Council. Councillors Scott Gillingham and Shawn Dobson are fighting it out electorally with political newcomer Kurt Morton hoping to play the role of spoiler. Dobson represented St. Charles ward on the previous...

Proposed addictions recovery centre becomes a hot election topic in St. James

October 1, 2018

CBC Manitoba - St. James this year, opposed the sale of Vimy Arena in January. The ward's other two candidates, current St. James-Brooklands-Weston Coun. Scott Gillingham and Kurt Morton, have said they support opening the centre in St. James. (Gary Soliak/CBC) However, the number of reported sexual assaults has...

Gillingham focused on infrastructure, economy

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...James-Brooklands-Weston ward, Gillingham, 50, worked as a pastor for 22 years. Roads, parks and economic growth are among the top priorities for Scott Gillingham during his second run for City council. Roads, parks and economic growth are among the top priorities for Scott Gillingham during his second run...

City council and school trustee candidates for west Winnipeg

September 24, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...The St. James ward now includes the neighbourhoods of Crestview and St. James. Candidates in this ward include: • Shawn Dobson (incumbent); • Scott Gillingham (incumbent for St. Charles); and • Kurt Morton. The Daniel McIntyre ward boundaries remain the same and include the neighbourhoods of Wolseley,...

BRODBECK: Mayor and city council fail taxpayers – again

September 20, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...and steered clear of why tax subsidies were required for the apartments. Mayor Brian Bowman and so-called fiscally responsible councillors like Scott Gillingham were happy instead to give away $8.6 million in corporate welfare without even trying to justify why. They talked about why they supported an...

Élection à Winnipeg : 54 candidats, 15 quartiers, une élue

September 20, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ... River Heights-Fort Garry Gary DaleLenko, John Orlikow et Garth Steek Saint-Boniface Mathieu Allard et Marcel Boille St. James Shawn Dobson, Scott Gillingham et Kurt Morton Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine Markus Chambers, Glenn Churchill, Nancy Cooke, Chris Davis et Nikolas Joyal Saint-Vital Brian Mayes...

Winnipeg votes 2018: St. James ward profile

September 19, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Dobson was councillor, and altered the boundaries of the St. James-Brooklands-Weston Ward — now called St. James — which has been represented by Scott Gillingham. The two sitting councillors will also face first-time candidate Kurt Morton in the Oct. 24 election. Located in west Winnipeg, the ward now has a...

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