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Pattison, Larry Thomas (Jr.)

Campaign_PrintOccupation: Fibre Network Administrator for Cogeco Cable

Hobbies: Being young again with my two girls, time with family and friends, walks with my dog, cuddles with my cat, reading, writing, learning, playing music, and being engaged in my community.

Volunteer Work: Past Big Brother and SOAR volunteer, coach in Ward 3 the past 3 years, member of the Crown Point Community Planning Team and GALA Education Sub-committee, representative on 3 parent councils the past two years including community representative for Parkview Secondary.

Priorities : I am a father to two elementary school aged children, an engaged advocate, and a long time resident of Ward 3 and Crown Point more specifically.

As your Trustee I would ensure that your voice is heard on all matters relating to your children’s education. I will advocate on behalf of our community to the Province to ensure that funding addresses the true needs of our children’s education.

I will restore a working and collaborative relationship with Hamilton City Council, and create community partnerships that will strengthen our children’s education. We must retain and expand neighbourhood schools that are vital to our communities and provide safe places for our children.

Drop-out rates in the lower city are over 40%. That is almost 1 in 2 children who will not graduate high school. This needs to change.

I was there and an active participant, when Parkview students and the community fought to keep that school and its programming intact. I was present when our community’s voices were being ignored. I was there and I will continue to be, as a strong voice and presence in our community to deliver on the needs of the few, as well as the many.

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