Tony (Bucket) Walsh announces his intention to contest the vacant seat on City of Miramichi Council. Having had the desire to become involved in city politics for years, it was only after his retirement from the Miramichi Fire Department that he felt he had the freedom, and time to commit to such a challenging endeavor.
Bucket, as he is most commonly known, was born and raised in Miramichi, the son of the late Vince and Nellie Walsh and is married to Anne the daughter of the late J Charles and Evangeline Savoy. Charlie was a town councilor for the former Town of Chatham.
Always active in community affairs, Tony is a former president of the Miramichi Jaycees and was awarded the title of Senator which is the highest honor the Jaycees can bestow on a member, it is an honor recognized around the world as indicating an exemplary member. Throughout his Jaycee career, Tony was active member who was either an organizer or active participant in many projects such as Mow the Seniors, Canada Day’s Parade, Santa’s Helpers, T.V. Bingo, The Great Rickshaw Race, the elephant race around the Newcastle Town Square, Lock it and Pocket the Key and numerous other community projects. Though retirement from the Jaycees is mandatory at age 40, due to the declining number of members, Tony continued to lend a hand and offer advice for many years afterward.
For the past several years Tony has been involved with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 10 serving on the board of directors, and working on fundraising projects to keep the Legion functioning as a place for fellowship and remembrance of our military.
As a current member of the Leisure and Wellness Committee for the city, Tony would like to see more emphasis on promoting activities for our youth, and a better harmonized system for recreational activities, reducing duplication of services and the ensuing costs where possible.
“Campaigning politicians are notorious for making promises, I am not one of them, my ambition is to work to the best of my ability for the betterment of all Miramichi residents.
I am not a one issue candidate, there are many issues that I am concerned with as a resident and tax-payer of this city. Issues such as water and sewer, property tax rates, recreation, air service, paving, policing, fire services, tourism, personnel, and snow removal are just some of the items deserving our time and attention.”
To this end I am soliciting your support for the upcoming by election on December 8th 2014.