I would like to thank everyone who supported me during the election.
It was a wonderful experience and I am thankful.
May this be but a stepping stone to a wonderful future serving the people of Edmonton.
Well Edmonton today is the day that you get to hire or fire. It is a day that you get to have your voice heard. Vote!
Mayoral Candidate Dan Dromarsky’s Schedule for Saturday October 16,2010
Morning Door to door visiting and flyer delivery in Highlands / Capilano area
2:00pm Millwoods flyer delivery with Volunteers
7:00pm Aboriginal Community Meeting - All Mayoral Candidates Forum
Canadian Native Friendship Centre
15001 112 Ave
If you would like to assist in with flyer delivery in your area please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayoral candidate offers major incentives to make city user friendly
Daniel Dromarsky to do away with “user fee” mentality
October 15, 2010, Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton mayoral candidate Daniel Dromarsky is offering major incentives to citizens in his effort to change Alberta’s Capital City from being a “user fee” city to a “user friendly” place to live.
“Families in Edmonton want to enjoy city-run services but have difficulty affording them “, Dromarsky says. “With the increasing cost of living, many citizens barely get by on a limited income. Our costs keep increasing, from parking meters, to transit fares, drop-in fees at city recreation facilities, user fees on utilities and also property taxes. This burden needs to be lifted off the residents.”
If elected as Edmonton ‘s next Mayor on October 18th, the account executive will propose to offer incentives on city services to bring back Edmonton as a user friendly and family friendly city. Dromarsky will indevor to impliment:
· additional family discounts at city-run facilities
· discounted parking meters at post secondary schools
· family ETS bus pass packages of $150.00 a month. [2 adult, and either (or a combination of) 2 youth, 2 senior or 2 child passes]
· free parking for bus pass holders
· discounts on city recreation facilities for bus pass holders.
Dromarsky feels that Edmontonians need a spokesperson as Mayor. He feels that a true Mayor is not only good at numbers but someone who will listen to citizens’ concerns and voice them to council.
“I would lead Edmonton into the future and does not want to pass on a legacy of debt,” Dromarsky adds. “If citizens are happy with increased rates and user fees, then vote the current City Councillors and Mayor back in. If they want to see real change and have Edmonton be user friendly once again, then vote Dan for Mayor.”
To read more about the Edmonton-born and raised husband and father and his election platform, visit Daniel Dromarsky's website at http://danformayor2010.jimdo.com/ and his Facebook Page at http://bit.ly/d0JCvi.
Mayoral Candidate accuses current council of breaching democracy
Daniel Dromarsky targeting the 2009 sale of EPCOR as key example, and promises a more accountable leadership if elected
October 12, 2010, Edmonton, Alberta - Edmonton Mayoral candidate Daniel Dromarsky is accusing Edmonton's current city council members of breaching democracy. Dromarsky's controversial comments come while he campaigns to be the city's next Mayor in the upcoming October 18th Edmonton Election. Dromarsky points to the spring of 2009 when the Mayor and Councillors voted to sell the EPCOR assets owned by Edmonton citizens without consulting with them.
"If I was a CEO of a major company who sold assets and made a large amount of money for the company without having a shareholder's vote, I would lose my job," Dromarsky says. "The EPCOR assets should never have been sold just to counteract a poorly spent and over spent budget without consulting the public. It is important to the citizens of Edmonton for their Mayor and Councillors to act responsibly."
Dromarsky compares the quick sale of EPCOR without consultation, to the 2008 attempt by federal opposition parties to secretly form a coalition government. The account executive played a key role in the "Rally for Canada" held at the Alberta Legislature in 2008. The rally drew several hundred people together to speak out about what they called the breach of democracy behind that secret coalition attempt, and the tremendous cost that would have been endured by Canadian taxpayers if another federal election would have occurred as a result.
Dromarsky vows to change public consultation processes in Edmonton if elected to ensure that citizens have a complete and valued say in any major decision involving a large amount of taxpayers' dollars. Dromarsky makes it clear that he fully understands the difference between a direct and representative democracy, and insists that it is time for change.
“How can a government claim to represent when it doesn't ever consult the people after the election and ask them what they think? This is a huge disservice to Edmontonians, especially when our city owned assets are at stake. It is why I am always asking the question: "What do you think Edmonton?" and why I will continue to ask it even after the election should I succeed in my campaign to be Edmonton’s next Mayor.”
To read more about the Edmonton-born and raised husband and father and his election platform, visit Daniel Dromarsky's website at http://danformayor2010.jimdo.com/ and his Facebook Page at http://bit.ly/d0JCvi. A you tube video filmed about this topic can also be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4iHNTy5mdY
One of the experiences that I really have enjoyed during the campaign is the filming of the “What do you think Edmonton?” videos. It has been a great way to address concerns and questions that many citizens have. I think that as mayor it is important to address citizens in many different ways and this is one that I think I would like to continue.
Running a campaign either large or small can be a lot of work with signs to place and papers to hand out. I have decided to take a responsible approach to all the “Dan for Mayor” marketing material. All my postcards and bookmarks are printed on 100% recycled paper and all my signs are ½ to 1/3 the size of the average political sign. I believe it is important not to be wasteful of material and have even limited my sign amount to 500. We need to help keep Edmonton clean and lets all do our part. What do you think Edmonton?
To read more about the Edmonton-born and raised husband and father, and his election platform visit Daniel Dromarsky’s website at www.danformayor2010.com and his Facebook Page at http://bit.ly/d0JCvi.
I would like to invite you to my campaign office on Sunday Sept 26 at 3pm for sign distribution and a chance to let you know how you can help during the campaign. If you are interesting in helping or know someone who is please attend. Campaign Office 10150 114st please rsvp at email@example.com
Today was a very interesting day on the campaign trail. It started off with several TV interviews, coffee downtown, discussions with a few members of the EPS in front of city hall, and a few meetings with Edmontonians. Tonight was the first of two Mayoral forums - this one at Harry Ainlay High School. It had an excellent turnout and the forum was also streamed live via the internet. If you missed this one - there will be another one on October 14th at Eastglen Composite High School in the city's northeast end. It will also be streaming live if you can't make it down - check the City of Edmonton's website for the link.
Tonight's forum had an excellent turn out - citizens young and old came out to voice their opinions about this great city. It was very exciting to see so many people eager to ask questions and engage with all of the candidates.
I wanted to address a comment that was made by myself and followed up by our current mayor during the question and answer period of the forum. When answering a question, I had stated that city fell short in it's responsibility in regards to the planning for Anthony Henday Drive. I feel that a two lane freeway is not adequately planning for the future of Edmonton and our surrounding communities. Mr. Mandel was swift to point out in his turn to speak that the Henday is a provincial road and is not a city funded road. Unfortunately I was not able to rebuttle to that comment. I am fully aware that the Anthony Henday Drive is a provincial road. My point was that as a municipality and the capital of Alberta, we should have more influence about a roadway system that surrounds our city, is a main drive for commuter traffic and is utilized by Edmontonians daily. The city should have been more involved with the planning process and have better shared our concerns as a city about what Edmonton required in a ring road development. My suggestion for the Anthony Henday Drive is that should have been built as a 3 lane road (as opposed to the 2 lanes it currently has) and that it has a carpool lane to encourage commute sharing and thus less traffic on our roads. How would the province have known what our needs are if council or the mayor does not step in and ensure that our needs are met?
All in all, to recap the night, it was interesting to see the other candidates approach to politics and how they feel they would best serve as mayor. Thank you to everyone who came out, watched online, and I hope to see all of you at the polls on October 18th.
There were some very strict time restraints tonight and I know many people's questions did not get answered. If you have a question that you'd like to ask me, please comment on this post, or email me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget you can always reach me on Facebook: Dan for Mayor Edmonton or through Twitter: @danformayor2010.
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Facebook: Dan for Mayor Edmonton
Information transferred thru media plays an important part in our election. Media also comes in many different forms such as, written word, television, radio, webcast, websites, streaming audio, blogging, facebook, twitter, youtube, news and I am sure I have missed a few others. These outlets allow you to connect and to be informed without having to be somewhere in person. You can catch up on material missed and still have some idea what is happening with all candidates. Thru out my campaign I have been asking the question “what do you think Edmonton? “, today I want to ask you the first blog question.
Hi Everyone, Welcome to my campaign blog. As part of connecting with you I wanted to blog my campaign experience. To give everyone a little taste of what it is like to be in my shoes for the next 28 days. A glimpse into this experience that will allow you to learn more about me as a person. Yesterday was a nomination day. It was really nice to be able to visually see how different everyone really is in regards to how they participate with media. Also to see such a great turnout! I really enjoyed my day monday and cannot wait to connect with more Edmontonians. I hope you enjoy the blog. Please share and feel free to comment. Its 9:30 pm and I am going to go deliver some lawn signs.
September 13, 2010,
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“Dan for Mayor” campaign launched with bid to snag 75,000 new “friends”
Edmonton man to throw name in the mayoral race after testing social media
August 30, 2010, Edmonton, Alberta
– An Edmonton man serious about running for mayor is confident that social
media will dramatically change the 2010 Edmonton Election with his candidacy. Daniel Dromarsky has just launched hisnew Facebook Page “
DAN for Mayor Edmonton” and is active on Twitter as "danformayor2010", with the goal to gain 75,000 followers by the September 20, 2010 nomination day deadline. The 32 year old is confident that he can attract support from all ages and especially the younger generation through asuccessful social media campaign aimed at combating voter apathy. “I want to create a following that will draw more people to the polls and make more citizens aware of the importance to cast their vote,” Dromarsky says. “People want to have someone that makes them want to vote, someone who makes them want
to express their democratic right.”
Dromarsky’s goal to draw 75,000 fans before nomination day is fuelled by his background in financing as an account executive and his passion for number crunching. The last mayoral race in Edmonton was won with 98,751 votes. Dromarsky calculates that his 75,000 followers would increase the ballots from the 2007 election by about a third. “I am using the power of social media to connect with people not only during this campaign, but to continue through my term if I were to be elected. It’s important that the citizens have direct access to the Mayor on a personal level through
social media during the campaign and after the election, "Dromarsky adds.” You don’t need to spend hundreds of thousands on an election campaign to connect with people. This type of social media-driven campaign boasts transparency, hard work, and creativity instead of hiding behind one laced with propaganda when candidates hide behind marketing and are not easily accessible to their followers.” Daniel Dromarsky’s election platform includes support for the City Centre Airport to remain open; the development of a new hockey arena in the downtown core; and expanding LRT service through the city in a more fiscally responsible manner while minimizing the impact of commuter traffic and residents living near the LRT lines.
To read more about the Edmonton-born and raised husband and father, and his election platform visit Daniel Dromarsky’s
http://danformayor2010.jimdo.com and his newly created Facebook Page at http://bit.ly/d0JCvi