Andrew Donovan has the distinction of being the youngest person in the Guelph Mayoral race, and although others in the race may certainly seem that way in terms of platform, he's also the race's only avowed libertarian. Entering the race late in August, Donovan, who graduated from the University of Guelph just this past spring, aimed to shed some light on issues other than the ones getting the most air this campaign, which is mostly tied to Urbacon and whether or not Guelph is overspent, and overtaxed.
Of course, that's not to say that Donovan is of the opinion that we're not overspent or overtaxed. As a libertarian, he feels that the less government, the better. But like a lot of candidates, he's pushing for something more than a simple lash and burn approach to budgeting, and is looking at something more considered than how and where and when Guelph decides to spend money. He also talks about privatization, re-organization, and most importantly, listening. It was a very interesting discussion, and it covered a lot of different areas, proving that one doesn't need to have a lengthy life experience to have fascinating ideas about how the city should run.
Here's the Guelph Politicast with Andrew Donovan.
You can learn more about Andrew Donovan's campaign here.
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