I have lived in Ward 32 for over a decade. I had been planning on entering politics when I turned 60, but a certain incident rapidly accelerated that timeframe. After Mayor Rob Ford said the word “pussy”, I witnessed Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon either feign or actually experience a live on-air nervous breakdown. At that moment I felt that I had a duty to displace this weak, ineffectual, spineless bag of nerves.

Mary-Margaret McMahon, aka “Marxist Mary”, was elected NOT on her merits, but due to the ABB (“Anyone But Bussin”) Campaign launched by LeRoy St. Germaine after the Boardwalk BBQ Pub corruption scandal. Based on my conversations with scores of Ward 32 residents, those who voted for Marxist Mary did so as a blind protest vote, in lieu of delving into her qualifications. They are now experiencing deep regrets. Many are displeased with her obsession with Rob Ford’s profanity and what he does on his personal time (which is HIS business), rather than concentrating on assisting her constituents. They also cite her lack of substance on crucial issues that affect the ward, such as condo overdevelopment. Even her Twitter feed is packed with shallow, obsessive minutia that does not do justice to the REAL issues affecting Ward 32. And when she haphazardly stumbles upon a legitimate issue to fight for, she advocates for that issue in a timid way. Or she ducks her responsibilities by passing the matter off, or as we used to say in the Canadian Armed Forces, she DND’s (“Delegates N’ Disappears”).

Marxist Mary allows everyone outside of the ward’s constituents to STEAMROLL OVER HER (that includes real estate developers). She is obsessed with manmade global warming, riding on bicycles with gaggles of like-minded broads, and boasting the virtues of farmer’s markets serving up “local” produce (most of which I suspect is purchased at the Food Terminal then sold to the naïve public at grossly inflated prices). She has done a dismal job of representing the interests of both her constituents and the businesses in Ward 32. She is in over her head and should instead stay at home and bake cookies.

On the other hand, like Rob Ford, I have an OBSESSION with derailing the gravy train. I am sickened by the waste at city hall. Residents know that I am not afraid to speak my mind, and that I will do everything in my power to promote my constituents’ agenda, LOUDLY AND WITH MASSIVE MEDIA ATTENTION.

In addition, I will forgo the approximately $105,000 annual salary of a councillor. I neither need the money nor do I feel that any politician should be paid for giving back to his community. I am honoured to volunteer my time to benefit our community. However, I am also leery of putting the $105,000 back into the general coffers, only have it turned into gravy that does not benefit Ward 32. Instead, I will ask that the money be redirected to create 3 positions, each paying $35,000, to be filled by people living in my ward.

These 3 people will be intelligent, resourceful individuals who are presently unemployed, yet are able to prove to me during a vetting process that they harbour a strong desire to lift themselves out of poverty. I will split Ward 32 into 3 sectors, with each “Sector Captain” fielding concerns of constituents within his respective sector. If they cannot deal with a matter at sector level, then they will escalate it up to me. I will only seek election for one term (just enough time to clean up the gravy-laden mess). If our beaches have learned anything from Sandra Bussin’s tenure it is that no one should hold political office in city hall solely as a career. I WILL VOTE AGAINST ALL GRAVY!! I WILL SCREAM “NO” WHEN THE LIARS & THIEVES AT CITY HALL TRY TO STEAL YOUR MONEY! I AM THE NEW “DOCTOR NO”. On Monday, October 27, 2014 vote James Sears for Ward 32.