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Hi I'm John Rich and I'm running to be one of the Ward councillors for Southampton. My hope is to build on the success of Saugeen Shores and ensure we create a community that inspires health, creativity and economic success far into the future. We could live anywhere we want but have chosen here because of lifestyle and opportunity. Let's make sure those opportunities continue to exist for our children.

I have spent the last four years as a Councillor for the Port Elgin Ward and over that time have learned a lot about the running of municipal government.

About me:

Professional Firefighter - with the City of Barrie
Southampton Resident with my wife Dr. Tara Somerville and my three children Leif, Hiatt and Eian.
I'm the brother of Southampton Lawyer Judy Rich
Local hockey coach and in charge of hockey development for Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey
Chair - Saugeen Shores Economic Development Committee
Chair - Fundraising Committee - Habitat For Humanity
BASWR representative
Saugeen Shores Citizens Liaison Committee for the Proposed DGR
Ontario College of Trades - Trade Board Advisor Motive Power Sector
Owner Operator Arctic Compass Inc
Saugeen Shores Physician Recruitment Committee Board Member
Joint Health and Safety Committee City of Barrie

See also: Cheryl Grace, candidate for Southampton Ward Councillor

Stanley Kollontay is also running for Southampton Ward Councillor. Both Saugeen Shores Hub and Small Star Network reached out to each of the candidates giving them equal opportunity to participate in the profile and the podcast. Neither had received a response by deadline.