Former Niagara Regional Councillor and Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn Running for Ontario NDP in Niagara West Riding

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was in the Niagara region this Friday, November 12th,  to Welcome Dave Augustyn to the Team of Ontario New Democrats.

In Spring, 2022 Provincial Election, Augustyn will be Running Against Ford Conservative Incumbent Sam Oosterhoff

A News Release from Ontario’s New Democratic Party

Posted November 12th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Former Pelham mayor, regional councillor running for the Ontario NDP in the Niagara West Riding

“Just as the cost of everything is being driven through the roof, we’re facing cuts in education, public health and long-term care again. That’s not right — Niagara families deserve so much better. And with the NDP, I know we can deliver better.”    David Augustyn

PELHAM, Ontario  — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was in the Niagara region this Friday (November 12th)  to welcome Dave Augustyn to the team of Ontario New Democrats running for provincial election in 2022.

Augustyn was the mayor of Pelham for 12 years, as well as regional councillor. He’ll be running for the NDP in Niagara West.

As mayor, Augustyn worked with the community to design and build Pelham’s Meridian Community Centre. He also had a particular focus on health care, orchestrating the donation of land to Wellspring Niagara for the Regional Cancer support centre and attracting a new long-term care home and retirement residences to the Town.

He also was responsible for the protection of the Fonthill Kame in the Niagara Greenbelt, and for downtown revitalization initiatives.

Augustyn will be acclaimed as the NDP’s Niagara West candidate at a meeting on Nov. 28.

Quotes

Ontario NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath

“The NDP’s Niagara MPPs and I are thrilled to welcome Dave Augustyn to the team. Dave loves Niagara — he is a community champion who is determined to make this region the best place in the world to live, work, raise a family, and retire. I’m inspired by his passion for this beautiful place. From improving health care to fixing long-term care and finally addressing the high cost of housing and hydro, Dave is definitely here to make life better for Niagara families.” – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Then-Niagara Regional Councillor Dave Augustyn, making a point at a 2018 regional council meeting. He was one of too few councillors then who spoke out against decisions made by the so-called Caslin cabal.

“Just as the cost of everything is being driven through the roof, we’re facing cuts in education, public health and long-term care again. That’s not right — Niagara families deserve so much better. And with the NDP, I know we can deliver better. Andrea Horwath’s plan to help local businesses, the tourism sector and Niagara families shows she’s been really listening to folks in our region. And we all know she is the right person to rebuild the battered health care system and our children’s schools. We absolutely can have great schools, high-quality long-term care, properly-staffed hospitals and the kind of economy that gives our kids the same opportunities we had — the chance to buy a home and live happily right here in Niagara.” – Dave Augustyn, NDP candidate for Niagara West

Biography

* Dave Augustyn served as Pelham’s mayor and a regional councillor from 2006 to 2018

* As mayor, his proudest achievements include the Meridian Community Centre; donating land for a Regional Cancer support centre, protecting the Fonthill Kame from further development, attracting a new long-term care home and seniors housing, and revitalizing downtowns

* Augustyn has been a proud fundraiser for the Niagara’s children’s aid society, Gillian’s Place Women’s Shelter, the Hotel Dieu Hospital Foundation, and the Niagara Alzheimer Society

* Dave and his wife Carol live and raised their children in Fenwick

To watch a video of Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath welcoming Dave Augustyn on board as an NDP candidate in the Niagara West Riding, click on – :https://www.dropbox.com/s/gxrr4mhuzgc1py2/ONDPLivestream_20211112_103433.mp4?dl=0https://www.dropbox.com/s/gxrr4mhuzgc1py2/ONDPLivestream_20211112_103433.mp4?dl=0

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