Bryan Paterson has filed nomination papers, and hopes to serve a third term as Mayor of Kingston.
“In the midst of tough times, I believe we can rise to meet our challenges together,” Paterson said. “That’s why I’ve decided to run for reelection this fall. Serious times require experienced leadership, and a track record of bringing people together and getting things done.”
During his announcement, Paterson laid out his priorities for the coming council term including:
- Expanding housing options
- Creating new partnerships to meet community challenges
- Helping ease cost of living pressures
According to a release from the Mayor’s re-election campaign, these priorities will be expanded upon in the weeks leading up to the Oct. 24 vote.
Paterson was first elected to Kingston city council in 2010 as a councillor for Trillium District. He was elected Kingston’s 96th Mayor in 2014 and re-elected with 69 per cent of the vote in 2018.
According to the release, during his two terms as Mayor, Paterson has championed doubling the amount of new housing construction, record investment in new affordable and transitional housing units, the construction of the Third Crossing bridge on time and on budget, the revitalization of Breakwater Park, investment in a new Confederation Basin Promenade, the creation of a deep-water dock for cruise ships, new community centres in the north and east ends, the expansion of Kingston’s airport, and numerous other smart growth initiatives – all while holding annual tax increases at or below 2.5 per cent.
Paterson holds his PhD in economics from Queen’s University and is an assistant professor at Royal Military College Kingston.
Paterson’s campaign team announced that Bryan4mayor.ca and the Re-Elect Bryan Paterson social channels were relaunched today.