The Cost of Becoming Mayor
I read somewhere that candidates for mayor of Hamilton are allowed to fund raise, and spend, about $300,000 in their bid to get the job.
And, where does all that money come from? In some cases, corporations and unions.
Now, if I were a corporation or union, and I was helping someone become mayor by donating a bunch of money, I might want that new mayor to help push MY agenda.
To me, the agenda that a corporation wants followed is not necessarily the agenda that is best for the average citizen of the city, so I have some concerns about this system. Add to that the fact that the people vying for the job do not have to let us all know who helped them, until AFTER election day.
In any case, make sure you vote.