Dick Carpani for Mayor
Carpani to run for mayor's position
Although currently is the midst of a federal election, some people are already starting to think about November's municipal vote.
Dick Carpani was the first person to file his nomination papers yesterday, on the first day of nominations for the civic election.
Carpani, a former Sarnia city councillor, will be running for the top job of mayor.
"I always thought about whether or not I wanted to run again for council and decided that running for mayor was the better option," he said.
Carpani said he filed his papers early so he can begin working on his campaign sometime between now and the fall.
The Election Act prohibits candidates from announcing their intentions or opening bank accounts until filing their nominations, Carpani noted.
"In reality, I don't have any intention of running a campaign from now until November."
The former president of the Sarnia-Lambton Conservative Riding Association is no stranger to public life.
After being a school trustee for 12 years, Carpani turned his attention to city council. He was appointed to the position in 1999 to fill the seat vacated by Caroline ill Cocco when she moved on to become the Liberal MPP for Sarnia-Lambton.
He ran again in 2000 and won a seat, but failed to win re-election in 2003.
Since then, Carpani has been active with the Kiwanis Club of Sarnia and other appointed boards.
Presently, he is assisting Conservative candidate Pat Davidson in her bid to become MP in the current election.
"I've just always been a person who is interested in politics and is active in politics," he said.
STEPHEN HUEBL The Observer 2006 01 04
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